what is difrent between cp and cv
thermodynamics - Anonymous, Thursday, January 1, 2009 at 2:40am
cp is constant pressure
cv is constant volume
thermodynamics - drwls, Thursday, January 1, 2009 at 5:46am
Both C's are specific heats. Cp is the specific hear at constant pressure and Cv is the specific heat at cosnatnt volume. (The C is usually capitalized and the p or v is usually a subscript).
For an ideal gas, Cp = Cv + R,
where R is the ideal gas constant, 1.986 calories per mole per degree C.