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bluejay27 20161225 22:22:27  Check page 606 and 607. D is the correct answer.
bluejay27 20161225 22:22:53 
of Young and Freedman

  hellothar 20121021 20:26:23  No one seems to have pointed out that Cv, for a DIatomic gas, at low temperatures is not 3/2R but 5/2R. (Check HRK, or Fermi, or anywhere else).
Yosun's 3/2R applies only to monoatomic molecules. The problem asks about diatomic molecules.
hellothar 20121021 20:33:06 
Nope. Nevermind. The standard texts are assuming only 3+2 vibrational modes. For very, very low temperatures, 3/2 is right.

  shafatmubin 20091104 15:17:49  This link might help:
http://hyperphysics.phyastr.gsu.edu/HBASE/hframe.html
It shows the variation of Cv of hydrogen gas with temperature. At very high temperatures, above 1000 K, there are 7 degrees of freedom because two additional degrees (apart from the 3 translational and 2 rotational degrees) become active. Can anyone explain what are these two new degrees of freedom? One of them is possibly vibrational, but what about the other?
hdcase 20091104 21:46:12 
Hyperphysics doesn't make this very clear, but wikipedia does:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Specific_heat_capacity#Diatomic_gas
The vibrational state (there is one degree of freedom from it, for a total of 6 degrees of freedom) adds R (instead of R/2) because it carries both a potential and kinetic term (both of which can "hold energy," which is essentially what the specific heat measures).

shafatmubin 20091105 13:12:22 
Thanks hdcase. Vibrational energy contributing R instead of 2R makes things a lot more understandable.

  petr1243 20080318 11:45:15  Roughly, Rotaional effects disappear below 25k, and all 3 effects will produce a specific heat of at temperatures above 8000K. A good reference is ch.18 of the University Physics text.   cyberdeathreaper 20070203 15:05:37  I found this equation helpful in solving the problem:
Where
for linear molecules, and
for nonlinear molecules.
I assumed that that
for very high temperatures. And of course, the rotational and vibrational contributions are 0 at very low temperatures, as Yosunism explained in the answer.
faith 20101111 20:24:18 
equipartition says each degree of freedom has 0.5 K.E.
translational has 3 mode of d.f
rotational
for diatomic ( linear) 2 mode
triatomic has 3x2 mode =6
polyatomic 3 mode (why ? i do not know)
vibrational (i need help completing this)
diatomic = 1 (or 2) mode?
triatomic=?
poly=?
to the question
finding the df for high tem
1/2(3+2+1?)=1?
if its vibrational has 2 mode: 1/2(3+2+2)=7/2
so the answer could be D or E. any formula for vibrational mode under high temp?

 




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