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Partial Derivatives Applied to Chemistry

  1. Sep 14, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Please look at the attached pic. I dont know how to type all these symbols in.

    2. Relevant equations

    Im not sure how to start

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I tried using the cyclic rule but the problem just started getting messier.

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  3. Sep 15, 2012 #2


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    I don't know what you mean by the "cylic rule" but this is a simple application of the "chain rule". Of course, the fact that n and T are held constant is important.
  4. Sep 15, 2012 #3
    am i starting this right then?

    dp/dv = d(nRT/V)/dV= dnrT/Vdv)
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