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Is kinetic energy of vibration, rotation, translantional fixed amounts quanta or are they scaler (various levels in a range)? The scond part of this question is if you add to the atom/molecule kinetic energy is it an ion? I was also wondering if in a closed system (vacuum, does not touch walls of container) you have a set of molecules and they are vibrating/ratating/moving, do they keep the kinetic energy or release it (photon emission)? Is there a threshold of when it would emit?
Re: Is kinetic energy quanta (quantified) like electron clouds?
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