What does n represent?

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Mike Matthews 1D
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What does n represent?

Postby Mike Matthews 1D » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:45 pm

In the two equations delta S = n Cv ln(T2/T1) and delta S = nRln(v2/v1), what does n represent? Please be specific in terms of whether n represents products or reactants.

Audrey Goodman 1F
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Re: What does n represent?

Postby Audrey Goodman 1F » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:18 pm

The value of n represents the number of moles of the substance in the problem. Usually in these types of problems, the moles will not change as it's only the temperature, pressure, or volume that is changing.

Wayland Leung
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Re: What does n represent?

Postby Wayland Leung » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:44 pm

n represents the number of moles in the problem. If we are given the mass in grams, we would convert to moles by dividing by the molar mass.


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