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Constant Volume Specific Heat

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Jun29-05, 10:15 PM
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Just trying to locate specific heat constants with constant volume (not pressure), any ideas where to find this?
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Jun30-05, 12:06 AM
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If you have a thermodynamic set of property tables it would be in the column with Cv (v should be a subscript) if you are looking at Cp that is the specific heat at constant pressure. They should be fairly close in most non-extreme conditions so becareful what your looking at
Jun30-05, 01:24 AM
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[itex]C_p[/itex] : Specific Heat at constant pressure
[itex]C_v[/itex] : Specific Heat at constant volume

Also [itex]C_p - C_v = R[/itex]

[itex]\frac {C_p}{C_v} = lamda[/itex]

where lamda = [itex]1 + \frac {2}{f}[/itex]

Where f=degrees of freedon

for monoatomic gas , f=3
for diatomic gas , f=3

You can solve for two expressions at the top to get Cp


Jul1-05, 12:54 AM
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Constant Volume Specific Heat

One correction to Dr.Brain's post. f for diatomic gases is 5
Jul1-05, 01:45 AM
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One correction to Dr.Brain's post. f for diatomic gases is 5
And that's only at around room temperature's where the vibrational degree of freedom is absent. At high temperatures, f will be 7 for diatomic gases.

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