Regarding the equation deltaS=nCln(Tf/Ti)

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Lizzie Zhang 2C
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Regarding the equation deltaS=nCln(Tf/Ti)

Postby Lizzie Zhang 2C » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:47 pm

For the formula nCln(Tf/Ti), if we were to calculate entropy change for a liquid or solid state substance, do we plug in the heat capacity for that substance in liquid/solid state? I thought Cv or Cp is only used for gases.

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Laura Riccardelli
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Re: Regarding the equation deltaS=nCln(Tf/Ti)

Postby Laura Riccardelli » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:31 pm

If you look at problem 9.19 they give you the Cp for liquid and vapor water so I am assuming that the equation can be used for nay state as long as they give you the Cv/Cp for the problem.

melissa carey 1f
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Re: Regarding the equation deltaS=nCln(Tf/Ti)

Postby melissa carey 1f » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:08 pm

Also, when do we need to include n, the number of moles, as I see it omitted in some forms of the equations? Thanks!

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Re: Regarding the equation deltaS=nCln(Tf/Ti)

Postby JamesAntonios 1E » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:11 pm

melissa carey 1f wrote:Also, when do we need to include n, the number of moles, as I see it omitted in some forms of the equations? Thanks!


You pretty much always include them for entropy calculations. Because the units have to cancel out to leave you with J/K.


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