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Gases: Average Velocity, Root Mean Square Speed


What is the root means square speed, in m/s, of methane gas molecules in a sample at 30.00$^{o}$C?

$$u_{rms}\ =\ \sqrt{\frac{3RT}{MM } }$$

where$u_{rms}$ is root mean square speed; R is the gas constant; T is temperature in K; and MM is molar mass.