The important features of Maxwell distribution of velocities are: (i) The fraction of molecules with very low or high velocities is very small. (ii) The fraction of molecules possessing higher velocities goes increasing till it reaches the peak and further it starts decreasing. (iii) The maximum fraction of molecules possesses a velocity, corresponding to the peak in the curve. This velocity is referred to as most probable velocity.
Q.3. Write important features of Maxwell's distribution of velocities. [KVS-2010)