# Homework Help: Thermodynamics -- mono and diatomic gases

1. Nov 3, 2016

### Any Help

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

The 4 processes involve one mole of either mono- or di-atomic gas with the same amount of heat (absorbed or discharged)

•Which belong to the mono and which to the diatomic gas?

2. Relevant equations
i don't know which equations I should use and how start solving it..
I started thinking by taking into consideration the degrees of freedom of each but it didn't work

2. Nov 3, 2016

### Staff: Mentor

What is the molar heat capacity at constant volume for a monoatomic gas? What is the molar heat capactiy at constant volume for a diatomic gas?

3. Nov 4, 2016

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(molar heat capacity at constant volume=f/2 R where f is then number of degrees of freedom) I think it should be 3/2R for monoatomic and 7/2Rfor diatomic and delta T is inversly proportional to heat capacity. Similarly for heat capacity at constant pressure (Cp=R+Cv) so diatomic will get a lower temprature than monoatomic ones so 1,3 monoatomic and 2,4 diatomic
Correct???