Misconception AMM034:

Atoms or molecules of a gas are not in motion (Novick et al., 1981).

Items that test for misconception AMM034
Item ID
Number

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How Often the Misconception was Chosen

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AM056003

The molecules of a gas are far apart from one another.

8%

Items that test for misconception AMM034 in other key ideas

AM053006

The atoms and molecules of both a chair and air in a balloon are moving.

21%

AM054004

The molecules of liquid water in a cup would not stop moving even if the water became a solid, a gas, or if the liquid became still.

10%