7th edition 4C.1

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7th edition 4C.1

Postby Alyssa Bryan 3F » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:33 pm

Which gaseous compound do you expect to have the higher molar heat capacity, NO or NO2? How would you determine which compound has the higher molar heat capacity?

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Re: 7th edition 4C.1

Postby Ashley Bouma 1F » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:51 pm

NO2 would have a higher heat capacity because heat capacity increases with molecular complexity. The more atoms present in a molecule allows for there to be more possible bonds that have vibrations which absorb added energy.

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