Online simulation: Kinetic theory and States of matter (Phet/UC Boulder)

Posted on August 17, 2010 by


Interactive simulation of how the microscopic picture of matter relates to measurements like temperature, pressure, and energy flow.

Watch different types of molecules form a solid, liquid, or gas. Add or remove heat and watch the phase change. Change the temperature or volume of a container and see a pressure-temperature diagram respond in real time. Relate the interaction potential to the forces between molecules.



PhET is a collection of online science and math simulations sponsored by the University of Colorado, Boulder. They can be run from any web browser provided Java/and or Flash are installed on your local computer.