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overall definitions

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:54 pm
by connie 2C
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..

Re: overall definitions

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:09 pm
by Chris Tai 1B
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

Re: overall definitions

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:52 pm
by Maya Pakulski 1D
This is so helpful thank you!

Re: overall definitions

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:46 pm
by Vicki Liu 2L
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.

Re: overall definitions

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:19 pm
by Jocelyn Thorp 1A
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.