# What is the average translational kinetic energy of molecules in an ideal gas at 37°C?

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Jun 6, 2017

The average translational energy of a molecule is given by the equipartition theorem as,

#E = (3kT)/2# where#k# is the Boltzmann constant and#T# is the absolute temperature.

For

Thus,

#implies E = 641.7 * 10^(-23) J#

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