The temperature of an ideal monatomic gas is increased from 25o C to 50o C. Does the average translational kinetic energy of each gas atom double? Explain. If your answer is no, what would the final temperature be if the average translational kinetic energy was doubled?

Solution 22DQ Step 1: No the average translational kinetic energy does not double if the temperature is 0 0 increased from25 C to 50 C Because it is given by the relation (1/2 mv ) av = 3/2 K T This shows the the average kinetic is related in terms of 3/2KT