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chen discussion

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:26 pm
by connie 2C
for #1, we used the equation delta s= nRln(V2/V1). what is n equal to in the problem? is it equal to 1 because we are calculating molar entropy?

Re: chen discussion

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:05 pm
by Michelle Song 1I
Do you mind posting the entire question?

Re: chen discussion

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:20 pm
by connie 2C
the question is "calculate the change in molar entropy of carbon dioxide that is allowed to expand isothermally to 10 times its initial volume (treat carbon dioxide as an ideal gas, Cv,m=3/2R)"

Re: chen discussion  [ENDORSED]

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:11 am
by Chem_Mod
Yes, molar entropy means entropy for 1 mole of substance. So number of mole equals to one in this question.

Re: chen discussion

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:03 pm
by Diana_Diep2I
When do we use C and when do we use R?

Re: chen discussion

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:05 pm
by ELu 1J
Diana_Diep2I wrote:When do we use C and when do we use R?

C = 3/2R at constant volume and C = 5/2R at constant pressure.