Ethane vs. ethene heat capacity?


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Ethane vs. ethene heat capacity?

Postby Chem_Mod » Wed May 08, 2013 11:34 pm

Question: How do we know that ethane has a higher heat capacity than ethene?

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Re: Ethane vs. ethene heat capacity?

Postby Chem_Mod » Wed May 08, 2013 11:35 pm

Answer: From the equipartition theorem, ethane has more degrees of freedom than ethene and therefore will have a higher heat capacity.

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Re: Ethane vs. ethene heat capacity?

Postby Imani Johnson 1H » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:40 pm

What are the degrees of freedom as it relates to ethane and ethene ? How is this calculated?

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Re: Ethane vs. ethene heat capacity?

Postby Leah Thomas 2E » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:33 pm

Is the degrees of freedom related to how many single and double bonds there are in the molecule?


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