The Specific Heat of an Ideal Gas Depends On

By Shiwani Kumari|Updated : July 25th, 2022

The specific heat of an ideal gas depends on its Molecular Weight and Structure. The specific heat is also known as specific heat capacity. Specific heat or specific heat capacity is described as the amount of heat that is required to raise the temperature of an object by 1 °C. The SI unit of specific heat can either be expressed in Joules per gram degree (J/goC) or Calories per gram degree (cal/goC)

Specific Heat of an Ideal Gas

The specific heat of an ideal gas is 

Cp=YR/Y1 and Cv= R/Y-1

Here, R = Gas constant and depends upon molecular weight and R= R'/M (M is the molecular weight)

and Y depends upon the molecular structure i.e. monoatomic, diatomic and polyatomic.

Summary:

The Specific Heat of an Ideal Gas Depends on

Molecular Weight and Structure are the factor on which the specific heat of an ideal gas depends.

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