Kinetic Theory and Energy Term Paper by Nicky

A look at matter, kinetic theory and kinetic energy.
# 150919 | 1,777 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2012 | US
Published on May 02, 2012 in Physics (Matter and Energy) , Physics (General)


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Description:

This paper presents an overview of various aspects of kinetic energy, theory and their relationship to matter. First, the paper describes kinetic theory, which involves microscopic behavioral patterns of molecules. Then, the paper explores kinetic energy, which is Kinetic energy is the energy of active, as opposed to potential motion and on a molecular level, the motion of its microscopic properties. Next, the paper details various properties and theories of matter. In particular, it considers laws and theories of gases and the difficulty in predicting its behavior. The paper concludes with a discussion of the Combined Gas Law and various other theories of gases.

Outline:

What is Kinetic Theory?
What is Kinetic Energy?
What are the Properties of Matter?
What is so Unique about Gases?
What Laws involve Gases?

From the Paper:

"The effects of kinetic energy can be seen in the fact that "generally, as the temperature rises, matter moves to a more active state" ("States of matter," Chem4kids, 2009). Kinetic energy is the energy of active, as opposed to potential motion and on a molecular level, the motion of its microscopic properties (Nave, "Kinetic energy," 2009). As the molecules within a given substance move more quickly as a result of a higher rate of temperature, the molecules began to possess more kinetic energy. Ice, which is cold, has relatively slow molecules that have the potential to be speeded up into the more diffuse molecular structure of water or gas. Gas has a high level of kinetic energy, compared with ice, as its molecules are moving at hyper-speed. On an observable level, an object in motion is exhibiting kinetic energy, versus an object at rest, which is exhibiting potential, or unrealized energy. In theory, an object with no kinetic energy or zero movements of molecules exists at a point of absolute zero, the coldest temperature on the Kelvin temperature scale..."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Absolute Zero: What is absolute zero?" Lansing State Journal. January 29, 1992. September 29, 2009. http://www.pa.msu.edu/sciencet/ask_st/012992.html
  • Benson, Dave. "Kinetic theory of gases." July 11, 2008. September 29, 2009.http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/kinth.html
  • "Boyle's Law." Davidson University. September 29, 2009. http://www.chm.davidson.edu/vce/GasLaws/BoylesLawCalc.html
  • "Charles' Law." Davidson University. September 29, 2009. http://www.chm.davidson.edu/vce/GasLaws/CharlesLaw.html
  • "Charles' Law." Thinkquest. September 29, 2009. http://library.thinkquest.org/12596/charles.html

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