## anonymous one year ago According to the kinetic theory of gases, the kinetic energy of molecules is proportional to which factor? A. Concentration in moles/liters B. temperature in kelvin

1. anonymous

C. volume in liters D. pressure in atmosphere

2. rvc

It is temperature in kelvin as temperature increases the motion of the atoms.

3. Michele_Laino

Hint: using the equipartition theorem, the kinetic KE energy of a molecule as a pointlike particle is: $\Large KE = \frac{3}{2}KT$ where K is the Boltzamnn's constant, and T is the absolute temperature

4. Michele_Laino

a pointlike particle, means that we neglect any internal degree of freedom of that particle