Ideal Gas Heat Capacities

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Ellis Song 4I
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Ideal Gas Heat Capacities

Postby Ellis Song 4I » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:32 am

Do we have to memorize the chart on page 266 which has the different coefficients to find the heat capacities of ideal gases? I know we learned (3/2)R and (5/2)R for individual atoms but the book also gives us equations for linear and nonlinear molecules. Homework problem 4C.5 asks about these and it doesn't say to refer back to any chart. Are these values supposed to be memorized?

Shimei_2F
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Re: Ideal Gas Heat Capacities

Postby Shimei_2F » Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:09 am

I think it'd be a good idea to know them and how to apply it since Lavelle did assign the reading so it's fair game.


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