Problem 27P

Suppose a planet has an atmosphere of pure ammonia at 0.0 °C. What is the rms speed of the ammonia molecules?

Solution 27P

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Our aim is to find the rms speed of pure ammonia.

The molar mass of ammonia M = 17 g/mol = 0.017 kg/mol

The temperature T = 0.0 °C = 273 K

The gas constant R = 8.314 J/mol.K