overall definitions

isochoric/isometric:
isothermal:
isobaric:

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connie 2C
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overall definitions

Postby connie 2C » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:54 pm

i'm not that good with remembering the letters that are associated with all of the terms. can anyone tell me a list of what each letter represents? like delta u, delta s, etc..

Chris Tai 1B
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Re: overall definitions

Postby Chris Tai 1B » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:09 pm

Here are some of the important ones -
deltaT = change in temperature
deltaS = change in entropy
deltaH = change in enthalpy
deltaU = change in internal energy
deltaV = change in volume
deltaP = change in pressure
W = work
The other W = degeneracy, which helps you find entropy
Csp = specific heat capacity
q = heat given off by reaction

Maya Pakulski 1D
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Re: overall definitions

Postby Maya Pakulski 1D » Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:52 pm

This is so helpful thank you!

Vicki Liu 2L
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Re: overall definitions

Postby Vicki Liu 2L » Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:46 pm

Adding on, Cp refers to molar heat capacity at constant pressure and Cv refers to molar heat capacity at constant volume. Both are for gases.

Jocelyn Thorp 1A
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Re: overall definitions

Postby Jocelyn Thorp 1A » Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:19 pm

Chris Tai 1B wrote:Here are some of the important ones -
deltaT = change in temperature
deltaS = change in entropy
deltaH = change in enthalpy
deltaU = change in internal energy
deltaV = change in volume
deltaP = change in pressure
W = work
The other W = degeneracy, which helps you find entropy
Csp = specific heat capacity
q = heat given off by reaction

thank you so much for this list!! I'd like to add on that lower case w is for work while upper case W is for degeneracy.


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