## 5/2R vs 3/2R

$\Delta S = \frac{q_{rev}}{T}$

Briana Yik 1H
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### 5/2R vs 3/2R

how do we know when to use 5/2R versus 3/2R?

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### Re: 5/2R vs 3/2R

Cp=5/2r is used when you need to find the heat capacity of an ideal gas with a constant pressure. Cv=3/2R is used when you need to find the heat capacity of an ideal gas with a constant volume

KatrinaPho_2I
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### Re: 5/2R vs 3/2R

These values only work if you are dealing with monoatomic ideal gases.

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### Re: 5/2R vs 3/2R

If the question says that the pressure is being kept constant(Cp) or that the volume is being kept constant (Cv) you will use 5/2R and 3/2R respectively if the molecule in question is a monatomic gas.

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### Re: 5/2R vs 3/2R

For a monoatomic gas under a constant pressure the Cp value is equal to 5/2R however if it is under a constant volume the Cv value is equal to 3/2R.

Morgan Carrington 2H
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### Re: 5/2R vs 3/2R

KatrinaPho_2I wrote:These values only work if you are dealing with monoatomic ideal gases.

What does you mean by a monoatomic gas?

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### Re: 5/2R vs 3/2R

Monoatomic gases are gases that are noble gases like halogen and other substances.

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