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lanae | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 28, 2007 at 6:37 AM via web

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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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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 1, 2007 at 12:24 AM (Answer #1)

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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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Jyotsana | TA , Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted February 22, 2014 at 11:54 PM (Answer #2)

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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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Wiggin42 | TA , Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted July 27, 2014 at 3:04 PM (Answer #3)

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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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