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Formulas for monatomic vs diatomic gases

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:01 pm
by Cristina Sarmiento 1E
What formulas do you use when it is a) monatomic gas b) diatomic gas?

Re: Formulas for monatomic vs diatomic gases

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:10 pm
by Evelyn L 1H
Monoatomic: 3/2R
Diatomic: 5/2R

Re: Formulas for monatomic vs diatomic gases

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:12 pm
by Liam Maxwell 2E
Those are the formulas for constant volume, if asked for constant pressure add R to those values. This would give you Cp(monatomic)=5/2R and Cp(diatomic)=7/2R