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Mini-Quiz: Kinetic Theory of Matter

by Ron Kurtus (updated 8 February 2022)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. What is the first assumption of the Kinetic Theory of Matter?

Matter consists of molecules and atoms

Gases are the same in all matter

Matter is the same as kinetic energy

2. What determines how close molecules are to each other?

The diameter of the molecules

There is no way to tell

The state of phase of the material

3. What happens when particles collide?

Molecules break into atoms

They exchange or transfer kinetic energy

The change the state of the material

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Physics. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

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Kinetic Theory - HyperPhysics

A New Perspective for Kinetic Theory and Heat Capacity - Progress in Physics

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Introduction to Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory of Matter by Anatoly I. Burshtein; Wiley-Interscience (1995)

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