# What describes the motion of a gas molecule?

## What describes the motion of a gas molecule?

In gases the particles move rapidly in all directions, frequently colliding with each other and the side of the container. With an increase in temperature, the particles gain kinetic energy and move faster. In liquids, particles are quite close together and move with random motion throughout the container.

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## What is the motion of the particles in a gas?

Gas – In a gas, particles are in continual straight-line motion. The kinetic energy of the molecule is greater than the attractive force between them, thus they are much farther apart and move freely of each other. In most cases, there are essentially no attractive forces between particles.

## Why do gas molecules move rapidly while solids do not?

Molecules within gases are further apart and weakly attracted to each other. Heat causes the molecules to move faster, (heat energy is converted to kinetic energy ) which means that the volume of a gas increases more than the volume of a solid or liquid.

## How fast do molecules move in a gas?

As a side note, gas molecules tend to move very fast. At 0 °C the average H2 molecule is moving at about 2000 m/s, which is more than a mile per second and the average O2 molecule is moving at approximately 500 m/s.

## What do you notice happens to the movement of gas molecules as the temperature increases?

If the gas is heated (i.e. the temperature increases), the average kinetic energy of the gas particles will increase and if the temperature is decreased, the average kinetic energy of the particles decreases. If the energy of the particles decreases significantly, the gas liquefies (becomes a liquid).

## How does temperature affect the movement of water molecules?

Temperature causes water molecules to move more quickly, because each individual molecule has more energy as it gets hotter (according to Kinetic molecular theory). Some water molecules will fly off into the gas even at room temperature, so there’s always some water in the atmosphere.

## Do molecules move faster in hot or cold air?

The molecules of hot air move faster than the molecules of cold air. The molecules of hot air move slower than the molecules of cold air. The molecules of hot air move at the same speed as the molecules of cold air.

## How do molecules move in hot and cold air?

When air gets warmed by a hot burner, it’s molecules speed up and spread out. Then, cold air molecules squeeze the warm spread-out molecules up. That’s why people say hot air rises. It’s natural convection.

## Does moving water generate heat?

Flowing water does heat a bit, but it takes a lot of energy to heat up water. The specific heat of water is 10 times greater than that of steel.

## What happens when molecules move faster?

An increase in the speed of the molecules competes with the attraction between molecules and causes molecules to move a little further apart. Cooling a liquid decreases the speed of the molecules. A decrease in the speed of the molecules allows the attractions between molecules to bring them a little closer together.

## Why do water molecules move faster in heat?

Molecules in a liquid have enough energy to move around and pass each other. Warm water has more energy than cold water, which means that molecules in warm water move faster than molecules in cold water. The food coloring you add to the water is pushed around by the water molecules.

## Does the movement of water create heat?

Water, like air, is a fluid that can carry heat as it moves from one place to another.

## How does the movement of water molecules change when heat energy is added?

As heat is added to a liquid, the molecules move faster and faster until they break free of the liquid and become a gas. Sample answer: Liquid water molecules move faster and faster until they break free of the liquid. Temperature: 100 °C C. Water is cooled to the freezing point.

## Is the change of state from a liquid to a gas?

Matter changes between the liquid and gas states through vaporization and condensation. The change from a liquid to a gas is known as vaporization (vay puh ruh ZAY shun). You can see in Figure 11 that the temperature of the substance does not change during vaporization. However, the substance absorbs thermal energy.

## What happens when heat is transferred by air currents?

Heat gained by the layers of air at or near the earth’s surface from radiation or conduction is usually transferred to the upper atmospheric layers by the process of convection. Thus convection is the transfer of heat in the atmosphere by the air current.

## Do molecules move faster in warmer substances?

As heat energy is added to the solid, the kinetic energy of the molecules increases and their vibrations speed up. The molecules move farther away from their fixed positions and farther away from each other.

## What happens to a film of bubble solution when the air inside a bottle is warmed and cooled?

Explain that heating the air inside the bottle makes the molecules move faster. These molecules push against the inside of the bubble film harder than the surrounding air pushes from the outside. This pushes the bubble film up and out, forming a bubble. Note: Cooling the gas makes the molecules move more slowly.

## Does Heat have more energy than cold?

Artwork: Hotter things have more heat energy than colder things. That’s because the atoms or molecules move around faster in hot things (red, right) than they do in cold things (blue, left). The more heat you supply, the faster the molecules move and the further apart they get.

## Do molecules move slower when cold?

The molecules of cold water move slower than the molecules of hot water. The molecules of cold water move at the same speed as the molecules of hot water. It is not possible to say anything about how the molecules differ without more information.

## Why do molecules move slower when cooled?

Molecules in a liquid have enough energy to move around and pass each other. Molecules in a gas have lots of energy and spread out even more than molecules in a liquid. Warm water has more energy than cold water, which means that molecules in warm water move faster than molecules in cold water.

## What happens to molecules when cooled?

If water is cooled enough it can change to ice. If ice is warmed enough, it can change to liquid water. Heating a substance makes the molecules move faster. Cooling a substance makes the molecules move slower.

## What happens when molecules move around each other?

The particles (atoms or molecules) are attracted to each other. The particles (atoms or molecules) vibrate but do not move past one another. The solid retains its shape.

## What materials change when heated or cooled?

We can change a material into its other states by heating it up or cooling it down. For example, water is a liquid at room temperature. If we cool it down, it changes into a solid – ice. If we heat it up, it changes into a gas – steam.

## Why do molecules change speed?

Answer: Molecules change speed based on temperature and state of matter. The warmer they are, the faster they move and vice versa. Solids are at a lower temperature than gases and liquids, which means the molecules are moving slower, and hold together better, also explaining why solids aren’t malleable.

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