Enthalpy of ideal gas

  • #1
Hello.
I'm having troubles solving the enthalpy for an ideal gas.
From the equation H=U+PV, i could find H substituting PV=NRT = U/c, but then i need the energy as a function of S and P, so i'd get H as a function of its proper variables (S and P)..
I can't find such an expression. It's just so easy to find the helmholtz and gibbs representation for ideal gases that i find it odd that this one gives me so much trouble. Wikipedia gives the equation for the enthalpy, but i have no clue how to write it that way :S
could anyone give me some clues to solve this one?
thanks
 

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  • #2
phyzguy
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There's an equation called the Sackur-Tetrode equation that expresses the entropy of an ideal gas S in terms of U. You can invert this to give U in terms of S, then substitute into your equation for H in terms of U and you will have H in terms of S.
 
  • #3
oh, thanks! i just need to get the volume out of there, but i could use the other relations to do that. doh! i should've seen that earlier :P
 

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