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Boltzmann's constant

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Definition of Boltzmann's constant in English:

noun

Chemistry
The ratio of the gas constant to Avogadro’s constant, equal to 1.381 × 10−23 joules per kelvin in the case where the number of molecules is equal to Avogadro’s number. (Symbol: k)
Example sentences
  • The kinetic energy of the outward-moving ions in temperature units may be of the order 100k B, where k B is Boltzmann's constant.
  • Boltzmann's constant, calculated from the pooled data of several observers, is in excellent agreement with the accepted value.
  • We see that the temperature of a brick is just the average energy per harmonic oscillator in the brick divided by Boltzmann's constant.

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