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A hydrogen atom and a carbon atom move at same speed. Which has the greater kinetic energy?

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Let the mass of hydrogen atom be denoted by mh and the mass of the carbon atom be denoted as mc.

Let both the atoms e moving with a velocity of v.

The expression for the kinetic energy of hydrogen atom Kh  and  kinetic energy  of carbon atom Kc  is,

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K =m,v –m, K. -m.v

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Since mass of the hydrogen atom mh is 1.67(10-27 kg)  and the mass of the carbon atom mc is  1.99(10...

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т. > т, K. >K,

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