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A teacher uses several marbles in a flat rectangular container to illustrate concepts of gas behavior. The marbles in the container act as a model of an ideal gas.

Which of the following statements correctly describes how this model does not fully show the nature of an ideal gas?


The container should be tilted to one side to show how gravity keeps most of the gas molecules near the bottom of the container.


The marbles are much too big. The volume of the gas molecules is negligible compared to the volume occupied by the gas.


The marbles should attract each other to because gas molecules have significant gravitational attraction to one another.


The marbles should not be allowed to collide off each other. An ideal gas has such small density that the molecules only hit the walls, never each other.

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