Heat Capacity Value


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K Stefanescu 2I
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Heat Capacity Value

Postby K Stefanescu 2I » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:50 am

Why is the heat capacity for a monoatomic gas at constant volume C=(3/2)R? How was this derived?

Emily Duggan 1F
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Re: Heat Capacity Value

Postby Emily Duggan 1F » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:30 am

I think that equation is averaged by the real values for heat capacity of monatomic ideal gases (ex: Helium, Argon, Neon, etc).

mayasinha1B
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Re: Heat Capacity Value

Postby mayasinha1B » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:06 pm

Yes this equation is only used for ideal gases and calculated using properties of ideal gases.


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