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Student understanding of the ideal gas law, Part II: A microscopic perspective
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10.1119/1.2060715
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Fig. 1.

The two-tanks task. Students were shown two identical rigid containers, one containing oxygen, the other hydrogen. They were told that the temperatures and pressures are the same in both and asked to compare the number of molecules in the two tanks.

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Fig. 2.

The particle-speed task. Students were shown a diagram and asked to compare the temperatures and average particle speeds for the states labeled and .

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Fig. 3.

The kinetic energy task (post-test version). The students were shown a diagram depicting a cyclic process and asked to compare the average kinetic energy per particle for states and . This task was part of an examination problem that included other questions about the cyclic process.

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