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P Consider a Gas of Neutrons. Do You Expect It to Behave Much Better as an Ideal Gas as Compared to Hydrogen Gas at the Same Pressure and Temperature? - Physics

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Consider a gas of neutrons. Do you expect it to behave much better as an ideal gas as compared to hydrogen gas at the same pressure and temperature?

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Yes, according to the postulates of kinetic theory, a gas of neutrons will be a better ideal gas than hydrogen. The reasons are given below:

1. As per the Kinetic theory, neutrons do not interact with each othe. Molecules of an ideal gas should also not interact with each other. On the other hand, hydrogen molecules interact with each other owing to the presence of charges in them.

2. Neutrons are smaller than hydrogen. This fulfils another kinetic theory postulate that gas molecules should be points and should have negligible size. 

Concept: Kinetic Theory of Gases and Radiation - Kinetic Interpretation of Temperature
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HC Verma Class 11, Class 12 Concepts of Physics Vol. 2
Chapter 2 Kinetic Theory of Gases
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