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Molar heat capacity at constant volume

  1. Jan 14, 2015 #1
    Hi everyone,

    If you know the temperature rise of 2 moles of an ideal gas when a known amount of energy is transferred to it as heat, (hence are able to calculate cv by dU/dT); is the molar heat capacity simply half this value as it is half the number of moles?
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  3. Jan 14, 2015 #2


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    If the process takes place at constant volume, yes.
  4. Jan 14, 2015 #3
    Thanks for the quick reply!
    Is the same true of heat capacity at constant pressure?
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