## C(v) and C(p)

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manasa933
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### C(v) and C(p)

Why is that C(under constant pressure) is greater than C(under constant volume) for gases and not liquids and solids?

Qining Jin 1F
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### Re: C(v) and C(p)

Gasses have Cp and Cv (specific heats at constant pressure and volume), but I think solids and liquids only have one value for specific heat

Kelly Seto 2J
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### Re: C(v) and C(p)

Cp is greater than Cv because at constant volume, no work is being done so Cp is just equivalent to dU, but under constant pressure, expansion work takes place so you have to add the energy used for work (PdV) to dU

manasa933
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### Re: C(v) and C(p)

Do you mean Cv is equal to dU?

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