One of the assumptions of the kinetic molecular theory is that the volume of a gas particle is negligible. If this were the case, the ratio of the number of collisions of gas particles with the walls of the container compared to the number of collisions a given gas particle experiences with other gas particles should be quite high. Determine the volume of a cube (in L) filled with helium such that the ratio of the number of collisions of helium atoms with the container walls to the number of intermolecular colli-sions for a given helium atom is 1 quintillion (1 quintillion = 1.00 × 1018). The atomic radius of helium is 3.2 × 10-11 m.

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