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# assuming ideal gas behavior, could you tell the difference between CO2 and SO2 with only the...

assuming ideal gas behavior, could you tell the difference between CO2 and SO2 with only the knowledge of the ratio of Cp/Cv for each gas? Explain

Ideal gas law:

Ideal gas is defined as one in which all collissions between atoms or molecules are perfectly elastic and in which there are no intemolecular attractiv forces.

Heat capacity ratio:

Heat capacity ratio or the Ratio of specific heats is the ratio of Heat capacity at constant pressure (Cp) to the heat capacity at constant volume (CV). = CP/Cv

where c is the heat capacity and P and V are the constant pressure and volume respectively.

Heat capacity of CO2 = CP/Cv

CP of CO2 =0.85

Cv of CO2 = 0.65

CP/CV = 0.85/0.65 = 1.307

Heat caoacity of SO2 = CP/CV

CP of SO2 = 0.64

CV of SO2 = 0.51

CP/ CV   = 0.64/0.51

= 1.25

Heat capacity of CO2 = 1.307

Heat capacity of SO2 = 1.25

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