Speed distribution of an ideal gas for different temperatures

Maxwell–Boltzmann distribution

The Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution describes the molecular speed distribution of ideal gas molecules. Find out more in this article. This article provides answers...
Mean free path

Mean free path & collision frequency

The mean free path is the average distance a particle travels without colliding with other particles! Learn more about the mean free path in this article!
Momentum transfer as the cause of viscosity in ideal gases

Viscosity of an ideal gas

The viscosity of ideal gases is mainly based on the momentum transfer due to diffusion between the fluid layers. Learn more about it in this article.
Balls on a vibrating plate

Derivation of the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution function

The Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution function of the molecular speed of ideal gases can be derived from the barometric formula. This article shows the derivation.
Degrees of freedom of a molecule

Internal energy & heat capacity of ideal gases

This article provides answers to the following questions, among others: What is the internal energy of a gas?What are the characteristics of the thermal...
Pressure distribution during compression of a gas

Equipartition theorem

This article provides answers to the following questions, among others: What statement does the equipartition theorem provide?What is a degree of freedom in the thermodynamic sense?Why...