Equipartition Theorem Calculations

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Homework Statement



a) Estimate the internal energy E in the high temperature (equipartition) limit for CO.
b) Estimate the heat capacity Cv in the high temperature (equipartition) limit for NH3.

Do not use partition functions in your calculations.

Homework Equations



<E> = KbT
Cv = (7/2)R

The Attempt at a Solution



a) According to the equipartition theorem, <E> = KbT at the high temperature limit. How are we suppose to calculate <E> without a given temperature?

b) According to the equipartition theorem, Cv = (7/2)R at the high temperature limit. Then, (7/2)R = 29.099 J/mol*K. Is this correct?
 

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