## Molecules in motion |

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actual atmosphere atomic theory attractions average Boyle's law calculated carbon carbon dioxide centre Chapter coefficient collisions considered constant cules curve density depends deviation direction distance distribution function E-layer Earth eddy electric field electrons energy of translation equal equation equipartition error curve example exerted experimental experiments fact fast molecules faster flow force gas molecules Gay-Lussac's law given gives heat conduction height hotter hydrogen increases internal energy inversely ionized Joule kinetic energy large number layers less liquid mass Maxwell's mean energy mean free path mean speed mean value metal mole molecules m1 molecules striking momentum motion nearly nitrogen normal property number of molecules number-density ordinary oxygen particles perpendicular phlogiston plane pressure proportional push repulsion rotation roughly scale-height specific heat steady supposed surface temperature thermal diffusion total energy total number tube unit volume varies velocity velocity-distribution function vessel vibration viscosity wall