What is the kinetic theory of gases and how can it explain some of the gas experiments?

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  1. It is the study of behavious of molecules.
  2. Gases consist of molecules or atoms in continuous random motion.
  3. Collisions between these molecules and/or atoms in a gas are elastic.
  4. The colume occupied by the atoms and/or molecules in a gas in negligibly small.
  5. The attractive or repulsive forces between the atoms and/or molecules in a gas are negligible.
  6. The average kinetic energy of a molecule or atom in a gas is directly proportional to the kelvin temperature of the gas.
  7. Molecules collides with the wall of the container and also with each other, collisions with the wall account for the pressure of the gas.
  8. There are no repulsion or attractive force between the molecules except during collision.
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