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    Hi guys, would appreciate a little help on this question.

    When the temperature is decreased, the number of molecules with the most probable energy increases.

    I know the graph shifts to the right when temperature is increased, and therefore shifts to the left when temperature decreases.


    But why does deceasing the temperature mean there are more particles with the most probable energy?
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    Hi guys, would appreciate a little help on this question.

    When the temperature is decreased, the number of molecules with the most probable energy increases.

    I know the graph shifts to the right when temperature is increased, and therefore shifts to the left when temperature decreases.


    But why does deceasing the temperature mean there are more particles with the most probable energy?
    Simply because the spread of energies is less (x-axis) and as the area under the curve must stay the same (the same total number of particles) the "hump" must get higher.
 
 
 
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