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Alexia Joseph 2B
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9.13

Postby Alexia Joseph 2B » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:45 pm

Why do we use 5/2 instead of 3/2 for the ideal diatomic gas?

Oscar Valdovinos 1I
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Re: 9.13

Postby Oscar Valdovinos 1I » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:54 pm

We use 5/2*R because the question says that the volume is changed from 3L to .5L so the reaction does not take place under constant volume. It does however take place under constant pressure.

Cp=5/2*R

Cv=3/2*R


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