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Prove that Root Mean Square Velocity of Gas Molecule is Directly Proportional to the Square Root of Its Absolute Temperature. - HSC Science (General) 12th Board Exam - Physics

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Prove that root mean square velocity of gas molecule is directly proportional to the square root of its absolute temperature.

Solution

Expression for r.m.s velocity:

a.   Let, P = pressure exerted by one mole of an ideal gas
V = volume of one mole of the gas
T = absolute temperature
b.   Pressure exerted by gas is given by,

`P=1/3(Mc^2)/V`

where M = mass of one mole (molecular weight) of the gas.

`PV=1/3(Mc^2)` .....................(1)

c.  But for one mole of an ideal gas, PV = RT

`therefore RT=1/3 MC^2`        [From Equation 1]

`therefore c^2=(3RT)/M`

`therefore c=sqrt((3RT)/M)`........................(2)

Equation (2) represents expression for r.m.s velocity of gas molecules.

d.   As R and M in equation (2) are constant,

`therefore c prop sqrtT`

`therefore c_1/c_2=sqrt(T_1/T_2)`

 

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 2016-2017 (March) (with solutions)
Question 2.2 | 2.00 marks

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Solution Prove that Root Mean Square Velocity of Gas Molecule is Directly Proportional to the Square Root of Its Absolute Temperature. Concept: Kinetic Theory of Gases- Assumptions.
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