When does C = 5/2 R or 6/2 R?

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Ilan Shavolian 1K
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When does C = 5/2 R or 6/2 R?

Postby Ilan Shavolian 1K » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:47 pm

When should we use these values in the equations?

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Re: When does C = 5/2 R or 6/2 R?

Postby Ashin_Jose_1H » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:50 pm

C=5/2 R when you are dealing with an ideal gas that has linear molecules.
C=3R when you are dealing with an ideal gas that has non-linear molecules.

Peter Dis1G
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Re: When does C = 5/2 R or 6/2 R?

Postby Peter Dis1G » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:37 pm

There is a chart back in 8.8 i think that will help you understand.


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