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why do molecules move faster when they are hot?
« Reply #25 on: 16/05/2011 01:24:25 »
I don't think anyone has done the test of a single molecule in a hot box.  It would be incredibly hard to do.

But people have experimentally tested black body radiation, and they have experimentally tested the reaction of atoms and molecules to being hit with light, so it's pretty clear what would happen to a single atom struck by black body radiation.
 

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why do molecules move faster when they are hot?
« Reply #26 on: 29/05/2011 11:07:29 »
Thanks everyone for all the replies.
They have improved my understanding somewhat,although more questions seem to crop up, but i'll ask them on another post.
Cheers
Johann
 

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