6 posts • Page 1 of 1
Cv refers to the molar heat capacity of a gas at constant volume. Cp refers to the molar heat capacity of a gas at constant pressure. The two are different because in order to maintain the same pressure throughout a reaction the volume would have to be changing, and maintaining volume would require work to keep the piston from moving. Constant v calorimetry uses a bomb calorimeter.
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest