Definition of kinetic theory in English:

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kinetic theory


The body of theory that explains the physical properties of matter in terms of the motions of its constituent particles.
Example sentences
  • Several properties of a gaseous sample can be explained readily by the features of a model of gas behavior called the kinetic-molecular theory or simply kinetic theory.
  • Because the pressure exerted is a function of the speed of the molecules, kinetic theory states that the pressure will increase if the energy of the molecules increases.
  • In analyzing the data, chemical kinetic theory was used to obtain the rate constant for unfolding.

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Syllabification: ki·net·ic the·o·ry

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