Kinetic theory of matterKinetic theory of matter was due to whom?

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litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
More than one person contributed to the theory. Chapman and Enskog literally wrote the book on the kinetic theory of matter. Einstein also contributed to it, confirming the existence of atoms and molecules. Of course, it is all also based on the theories of Isaac Newton.
giorgiana1976 | Student

Kinetic theory of matter was due mainly to the efforts of Boltzmann and Gibbs, interpreting  gas laws and setting out the profound sense of the second principle of thermodynamics.

Kinetic theory of matter has been able to predict phenomena which escaped completely on the provisions of classical thermodynamics, as Brownian motion, reflecting the chaotic movements, at our scale, of molecules, or energy and density fluctuations, clearly highlighted by the phenomena of critical opalescence .

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