Chapter 10, Problem 9CQ

### College Physics

11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300

Chapter
Section

### College Physics

11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

# Figure CQ10.9 shows Maxwell speed distributions for three different samples of oxygen (O2) gas. (a) Is the temperature of sample B greater than, less than, or equal to the temperature of sample A? (b) Is the temperature of sample C greater than, less than, or equal to the temperature of sample A?

(a)

To determine
The temperature of sample B.

Explanation

The relation between temperature and rms speed is,

T=Mvrms23R

• M is the molar mass.
• R is the gas constant.
• T is the temperature

(b)

To determine
The temperature of sample C.

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