Physics for Scientists and Enginee...

9th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305116399



Physics for Scientists and Enginee...

9th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305116399
Chapter 21, Problem 21.4QQ
Textbook Problem

The molar specific heat of a gas is measured at constant volume and found to be 11R/2. Is the gas most likely to be (a) monatomic, (b) diatomic, or (c) polyatomic?

To determine

The types of the gas.

Explanation of Solution

The molar specific heat of the gas is measured at constant volume is 112R.

The standard value of molar specific heat at constant volume of monatomic gas is,


Here, (Cv)m is the molar specific heat at constant volume for monatomic gas and R is the universal gas constant.

The standard value of molar specific heat at constant volume for diatomic gas is,


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