how to find a heat capacity when not given

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JosephineF
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how to find a heat capacity when not given

Postby JosephineF » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:19 pm

Does anyone know the formula for finding the heat capacity or the specific heat capacity when it is not specifically given in the question?

Anisha Chandra 1K
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Re: how to find a heat capacity when not given

Postby Anisha Chandra 1K » Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:10 pm

Usually it should be given, but if it's an ideal gas, Cv = (3/2)R and Cp = (5/2)R

Jasmine Vallarta 2L
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Re: how to find a heat capacity when not given

Postby Jasmine Vallarta 2L » Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:39 pm

q=mC(delta T) ?

JesseAuLec1Dis1G
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Re: how to find a heat capacity when not given

Postby JesseAuLec1Dis1G » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:17 pm

Usually there's information you can use to get there and then use q=nC(deltaT). A lot of the TA's and UA's also warn that you can usually use PV=nRT to get values you need that don't have yet.


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