Molar Heat Capacities of Ideal Gases

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Molar Heat Capacities of Ideal Gases

Postby Nathaniel 2E » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:35 pm

In question 8.31 from the 6th addition, the solutions manual explains that for monatomic ideal gases at constant pressure, the molar heat capacity is (5/2)R, and for a monatomic ideal gases at constant volume, the molar heat capacity is (3/2)R. Why can we assume these two claims to be true?

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Re: Molar Heat Capacities of Ideal Gases

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:46 pm



These are the constants for molar heat capacities that we use when we are working with ideal gases. In that problem, it stated to assume that krypton behaves as an ideal gas, and so it is safe to assume that we can use Cv and Cp. R is the gas constant 8.314 J/(K*mol).


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