Rationale for higher heat capacity

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jonathanmarilao2L
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Rationale for higher heat capacity

Postby jonathanmarilao2L » Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:56 pm

NO2 has a higher heat capacity than NO because it has more bonds. Is this a trend for finding higher heat capacities or are there any exceptions?

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Re: Rationale for higher heat capacity

Postby VictoriaRoderick_3A » Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:34 pm

The molar heat capacity higher when the molecule is more complicated. The more bonds a molecule has the more vibrational movements and rotation movements the molecule has. This means that it requires more energy to be raised one degree celsius since the energy is being used in multiple bonds.


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