Thermodynamics Problem 8.12.4

Description

Numerous small hard spheres representing  molecules are placed in a container as shown in the animation (position in centimeters and time in seconds). Here the relative masses of the molecules are RED 80 : GREEN 20 : BLUE/BLACK 1

Question

Which particle type has the greatest average kinetic energy? Note: Simulations will run for 20 seconds. Start

Answer

All tie.

Reference

See Giancoli-PA: 13-11, Giancoli-SE: 18-2.

Credits

Physlet problem authored by Wolfgang Christian and Mario Belloni.

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