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What is the measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles in a sample of...

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What is the measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles in a sample of matter?

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That's a definition of temperature. Temperature is a measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles in a sample.

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The Temperature is the measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles in a sample of matter.

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You just defined temperature. Temperature is defined as the measure of average kinetic energy of the particles in a sample of matter. The faster molecules move and bump around with each other, the hotter the temperature. the slower molecules move and bump around with each other, the colder the temperature. The theorized absolute zero temperature is when no particles are moving. This is zero degrees Kelvin (the absolute temperature scale).

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