Physics Practice Problems Introduction to Heat Capacity Practice Problems Solution: Two different experiments were carried out on 5 kg...

Solution: Two different experiments were carried out on 5 kg of an ideal gas with a molar mass of 100 g/mol, the results of which are shown in the following figure. For the entire experiment, heat was added into the ideal gas at a rate of 100 J/s, and each successive data point in the figure is 1 ms apart. (a) What is the specific heat at constant volume? What is the heat capacity at constant volume? (b) What is the specific heat at constant pressure? What is the heat capacity at constant pressure?

Problem

Two different experiments were carried out on 5 kg of an ideal gas with a molar mass of 100 g/mol, the results of which are shown in the following figure. For the entire experiment, heat was added into the ideal gas at a rate of 100 J/s, and each successive data point in the figure is 1 ms apart.

(a) What is the specific heat at constant volume? What is the heat capacity at constant volume?

(b) What is the specific heat at constant pressure? What is the heat capacity at constant pressure?