Question on Calculating Entropy of Vaporization


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Nathan Sanchez 1F
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Question on Calculating Entropy of Vaporization

Postby Nathan Sanchez 1F » Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:19 pm

In example 9.6 when calculating the entropy of vaporization at temperatures other than the normal boiling point, the molar heat capacity at constant pressure for acetone vapor used in the problem is 4R (about 33 J/Kmol). However, when I look up the value in a data table, it is about 75 J/Kmol. I also found that in Self-Test 9.9A, the molar heat capacity at constant pressure of ethanol vapor is given, but 4R is used to get the correct answer. What is going on here?

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Re: Question on Calculating Entropy of Vaporization

Postby vsyacoubian2A » Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:26 pm

There are different R values depending on the units. Double check what kind of R you are using.


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