Why is there a factor of 1/3 in the basic equation of molecular kinetic theory?
October 24, 2020 | Education|
In view of the randomness of the movement of molecules, we can assume that only 1/6 of all molecules move towards the wall. But, since, upon impact, the change in the momentum of the molecule is equal to 2mv, the final equation is 1/3.
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