Using heat capacity to determine molar entropy

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Jessa Maheras 4F
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Using heat capacity to determine molar entropy

Postby Jessa Maheras 4F » Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:26 am

The textbook says that you can use heat capacity data to determine the standard molar entropy of a substance and discusses this in 4H.1, but I don't understand how this is done. Can someone explain how or the connection between heat capacity and molar entropy?

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Re: Using heat capacity to determine molar entropy

Postby Sarah Zhari 1D » Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:43 am

I think that the heat capacity is used in the equation , where the heat capacity is used to calculate the value of q using the equation

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Re: Using heat capacity to determine molar entropy

Postby Jessa Maheras 4F » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:53 am

Sarah Zhari 1D wrote:I think that the heat capacity is used in the equation , where the heat capacity is used to calculate the value of q using the equation


Yes that makes lots of sense thank you! From what I understand now, C=q/mdeltaT , and you can solve for q and use that to find molar entropy? Do you know what about this would make it be at standard molar entropy? (standard in specific?)

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Re: Using heat capacity to determine molar entropy

Postby Morgan Carrington 2H » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:47 am

Jessa Maheras 4F wrote:
Sarah Zhari 1D wrote:I think that the heat capacity is used in the equation , where the heat capacity is used to calculate the value of q using the equation


Yes that makes lots of sense thank you! From what I understand now, C=q/mdeltaT , and you can solve for q and use that to find molar entropy? Do you know what about this would make it be at standard molar entropy? (standard in specific?)


I believe that since the q values would have to be held at standard pressure (and/or temperature) in order for the change in entropy to be in standard conditions.


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