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9.13

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:45 pm
by Alexia Joseph 2B
Why do we use 5/2 instead of 3/2 for the ideal diatomic gas?

Re: 9.13

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:54 pm
by Oscar Valdovinos 1I
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