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A Pipe filled with Helium

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Homework Statement


A certain organ pipe, open at both ends, produces a fundamental frequency of 291 Hz in air.

If the pipe is filled with helium at the same temperature, what fundamental frequency fHe will it produce? Take the molar mass of air to be 28.8 g/mol and the molar mass of helium to be 4.00 g/mol.

Homework Equations


fHe = v/[tex]\gamma[/tex]

[tex]\gamma[/tex] = 2 L


The Attempt at a Solution


Honestly, I have no idea what to do with this problem so I have no attempt. I was completely thrown off my the molar masses because I haven't seen a problem like this before. I'm not even sure if these are the right formulas for this problem.

Homework Statement





Homework Equations





The Attempt at a Solution

 

Answers and Replies

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Homework Statement


A certain organ pipe, open at both ends, produces a fundamental frequency of 291 Hz in air.

If the pipe is filled with helium at the same temperature, what fundamental frequency fHe will it produce? Take the molar mass of air to be 28.8 g/mol and the molar mass of helium to be 4.00 g/mol.

Homework Equations


fHe = v/[tex]\gamma[/tex]

[tex]\gamma[/tex] = 2 L


The Attempt at a Solution


Honestly, I have no idea what to do with this problem so I have no attempt. I was completely thrown off my the molar masses because I haven't seen a problem like this before. I'm not even sure if these are the right formulas for this problem.
The speed of sound will be different in helium from that of air.

For ideal gasses:
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/Hbase/sound/souspe3.html

For helium:
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/sound/souspe.html#c5
 
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