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Exercise 8.29

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:31 pm
by Rucha Kulkarni 2A
Does anyone know the explanation for 8.29 on the homework?

Re: Exercise 8.29

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:48 pm
by Michele 2C
The main idea behind this question is that heat capacity increases with molecular complexity. The explanation in the solutions manual states that as more atoms are present in the molecule, there are more possible bond vibrations that can absorb added energy. Some people explain this using molecular structure geometry, but I would say that is unnecessary. Just know that the more complex the molecule, the higher the heat capacity. Hope this helps!