Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Law of Equipartition of Energy

                   This Law states, "The total energy of a molecule is shared equally by the various degrees of freedom possessed by it."
                     In case of mono atomic molecules like argon and helium, the energy possessed by them is only that of transnational type, the rotational energy being negligible. We have already discussed in Art.
                              Energy of translation per molecule = 3/2*kT
                             Energy per molecule per degree freedom = 1/3*3/2kT

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