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The average rotational kinetic energy for the diatomic gas molecules is (kB is Boltzmann constant and T is absolute temperature)

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32kBT
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72kBT
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kBT
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52kBT
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Solution

The correct option is C kBT
The average thermal energy for gas molecules per degree of freedom =12kBT
For diatomic gas, rotational degree of freedom is 2.

So, average rotational kinetic energy for diatomic gas molecules
=kBT

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