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I dont understand the boltzmann distribution .. when increasing temperature what does it mean by the 'area under the curve remains the same'?!

I was watching this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFhL4yiMfVo
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(Original post by i_love_nerds)
I dont understand the boltzmann distribution .. when increasing temperature what does it mean by the 'area under the curve remains the same'?!

I was watching this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFhL4yiMfVo
The area under the curve is the total number of particles - when the temperature is higher, then the peak of the curve moves to the right, and is lower.

When the temperature decreases, then the peak of the curve moves to the left and is higher up.



EDIT: the y-axis should be called "Fraction of particles", not "function of particles"
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I dont understand the boltzmann distribution .. when increasing temperature what does it mean by the 'area under the curve remains the same'?!

I was watching this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFhL4yiMfVo
The area underneath the graph is the number of particles, so if you increase the temperature your just giving the particles more energy NOT creating particles(i.e making the area bigger).
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the anser is above me- you are not changing the no. of particles, only the speed of the molecule collisions
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