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From what I understand, there are three forms of movement that affect the internal energy of a molecule, and therefore the heat capacity. These are: translational, linear rotational, and nonlinear rotational. For more complex molecules, all three motions are occurring and therefore the molecule has more internal energy and a higher heat capacity.
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