Calculation Help

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Jennifer Torres 2L
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Calculation Help

Postby Jennifer Torres 2L » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:26 pm

Why do we have to use 5/2 and 3/2 to solve the equations? I understand that they are a type of constant but how do we derive these specific numbers?

Jonathan Omens 1K
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Re: Calculation Help

Postby Jonathan Omens 1K » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:26 pm

5/2 R should be used when pressure is constant and 3/2 R when volume is constant. They are derived from ideal gas equations not discussed in class.

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