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    What determines the energy of the molecules of an ideal gas??

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    There are three variables that define the state of the ideal gas:

    P is the pressure of the gas - how hard do the molecules hit the walls of the container.
    V is the volume of the container of the gas.
    T is the temperature of the gas.

    All the molecules of the gas are considered to move in random directions and all the collisions between the molecules is elastic - that is no loss of energy due to the collision.

    The kinetic energy of the gas is related to the temperature of the gas. Actually temperature is the ...

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