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Kinetic Energy of Particles

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The image below is known as a Maxwell Boltzmann distribution:

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Which of the following is the appropriate description of the particles at a lower temperature?

A

There are more particles with high kinetic energy at a low temperature.

B

More particles have the required minimum energy needed for the reaction to proceed at a lower temperature.

C

On average, more particles are traveling at a lower kinetic energy at lower temperatures with fewer particles having the minimum energy required for the reaction to proceed.

D

On average, more particles have the minimum energy required for the reaction to proceed at lower temperatures.