Kinetic Molecular Theory

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What Is It?

Atoms and molecules possess an energy of motion that we perceive as temperature. In other words, atoms and molecules are constantly in motion and we measure the energy as temperature.

What Does This Mean?

If the temperature increases, the atoms and molecules will gain kinetic energy and move faster.

The Rules:

-Particles are constantly in motion

-Particles in motion possess kinetic energy

-There is a transfer of energy during a collision between particles