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Secondary V • 1yr.

Hi Alloprof, 

Do gas particles still have kinetic energy below 0 degrees Celcius?


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  • Explanation from Alloprof

    Explanation from Alloprof

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    Team Alloprof • 1yr.

    Hello NaivaAbafar3712, 

    That's a great question; let's look into it! 

    Kinetic energy is the energy-related to movement. As air particles are constantly moving, saying that particles do not have kinetic energy below 0 degrees Celcius would be like saying there is no air. If that was the case, we could not breathe below 0 degrees... 

    Hope that helps!

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