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Molar Heat Capacity Formula of Cp and Cv

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:09 pm
by VictoriaRoderick_3A
I was just wondering if there were different equations for when the pressure is constant and volume is constant. Or do you use the same equation?

Thank You.

Re: Molar Heat Capacity Formula of Cp and Cv

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:00 am
by Chem_Mod
They are present in the same equations the only difference being whether the process is constant volume or constant pressure.

Re: Molar Heat Capacity Formula of Cp and Cv

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:54 am
by Brianna
When calculating Cv and Cp, the same equation is used except for the Cv calculation, you use 3/2R as the ideal gas constant and for the Cp calculation, you use 5/2R are the ideal gas constant. (This is for monoatomic molecules)