What Happens To Gas Molecules When Air Is Heated?


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Many things happen to gas molecules when air is heated. The atoms move faster because of the heat energy, the gases expand if they are not in a fixed volume, and if they are in a confined space, the pressure increases. There are several great java applets online with different controls that allow you to manipulate temperature, pressure, and volume. Try one out to see what happens. Here's one of them from Oklahoma State

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