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    Could you please explain to me what Boltzmann Distribution is in a nutshell?

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    (Original post by annathecat)
    Could you please explain to me what Boltzmann Distribution is in a nutshell?

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    The Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution is a way of showing the dsitrubution of velocities of the particles in a gas at a given temperature. (There is a different curve for each temperature). At low temperatures, the range of velocities is relatively small and has a sharp peak (left skewed). As the temperature increases, the range of velocities increases and the peak becomes less pronounced. As the temperature increases, the mean velocity of the particles increases (the peak moves to the right).

    It basically explains why reactions go faster at higher temperatures (because the particles collide with greater energy)

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