translational energy


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translational energy

[tran¦slā·shən·əl ′en·ər·jē]
(physical chemistry)
The kinetic energy of gaseous or liquid molecules that is associated with their motion within their particular chemical systems.
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Herein, the gas molecule might only exchange translational energy with the wall, resulting in the gas molecule's mean kinetic energy being purely translational, and defined by equation (4).
The gas molecule would obtain both rotational and translational energy from the impact such that the total resultant mean energy of the gas molecule would be the same as it was in Case 1, i.
Pressure is traditionally envisioned as being solely due to change in translational energy i.

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