Question
(a) What is the average kinetic energy in joules of hydrogen atoms on the $5500^\circ\textrm{C}$ surface of the Sun? (b) What is the average kinetic energy of helium atoms in a region of the solar corona where the temperature is $6.00 \times 10^5 \textrm{ K}$?
1. $1.20 \times 10^{-19} \textrm{ J}$
2. $1.24 \times 10^{-17} \textrm{ J}$
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