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Cp vs Cv

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:08 pm
by Rian Montagh 2K
What do the different subscripts mean for the heat capacities, such as Cp and Cv?

Re: Cp vs Cv

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:36 pm
by Giselle1B
Cp means constant pressure and Cv means constant volume. They are both associated with molar heat capacity of an ideal gas. Cv=(3/2)(R) and Cp=(5/2)R. R is 8.314J/mol*k