Definition of kinetic theory in English:

kinetic theory

Line breaks: kin|et¦ic the¦ory

noun

[mass noun]
  • The body of theory which explains the physical properties of matter in terms of the motions of its constituent particles.
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    • 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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