Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (4th Edition) Clone

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Chapter 18 - Section 18.3 - Specific Heats of an Ideal Gas - Got It? - Page 339: 18.3

Answer

a)

Work Step by Step

Recall, the fewer the degrees of freedom, the more the temperature will rise in this case. Thus, because $N_2$ has fewer degrees of freedom that $NO_2$, it follows that $N_2$ will have a greater rise in temperature, making option a) the correct answer.
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