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# Do gas particles speed up or slow down when heated?

Updated: 8/11/2023

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They speed up.

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Q: Do gas particles speed up or slow down when heated?
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### When somthing is heated how does it cool down?

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### Why does a gass expand when heated and contract when cooled?

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### Why do Slow down and slow up mean the same?

I think you mean slow down and speed up. slow down =slow, speed up=fast