Heating Capacity

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Tiffany Cao 1D
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Heating Capacity

Postby Tiffany Cao 1D » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:26 pm

In which cases would we use 3/2*R=Cv and 5/2*R=Cp? I noticed in 9.43, the solution used the actual heating capacity of water(75.29J/Kmol), but when would we ever use the other heating capacity rules?

Curtis Wong 2D
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Re: Heating Capacity

Postby Curtis Wong 2D » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:31 pm

In Problem 9.43, we use the molar heat capacity of water in a liquid form because we have that information to do so. We know the heating capacity of water, and we needed to find the temperature in K (which is why we used Molar heat capacity).

In regards to your other questions, the R is the ideal gas constant, so we would only use the Heat Capacity of an Ideal Gas at Constant Value (Cv) or the Heat Capacity of an Ideal Gas at a Constant Pressure (Cp) when we are working with ideal gases (also depends on whether or not they're diatomic as well).

Ivy Lu 1C
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Re: Heating Capacity

Postby Ivy Lu 1C » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:12 pm

The heat capacities, 3/2*R=Cv and 5/2*R=Cp, relate to when there is an ideal gas at constant volume/pressure. For this problem, the water is in its liquid state, so the heat capacity of an ideal gas would not apply.

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Re: Heating Capacity

Postby veneziaramirez 3I » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:11 pm

Does it matter which equation we use to find heat capacity? Will the formula for specific heat capacity and molar heat capacity give the same thing?


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