Enter the temperature of an ideal gas into the calculator to determine the average kinetic energy of the particles in the gas.
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Average Kinetic Energy Formula
The following formula is used to calculate the average kinetic energy of a gas.
K = (3/2) * (R / N) * T
- Where K is the average kinetic energy (Joules)
- R is the gas constant (8.314 J/mol * K)
- N is Avogadro’s number (6.022 * 1023 atoms/mol)
- T is the temperature in Kelvin
Average Kinetic Energy Definition
Average kinetic energy is defined as the average energy contained within the movement of particles of a gas.
Average Kinetic Energy Example
How to calculate average kinetic energy?
- First, determine the temperature of the gas.
Determine the temperature of the gas and depending on the units, convert them to units of Kelvin.
- Calculate the average kinetic energy.
Plug in the value of the temperature in Kelvin into the formula to determine the average kinetic energy.
The average kinetic energy of a gas can be calculated using the formula (3/2)*(R/N)*T for ideal gases only.