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Argon Gas Specific Heat and Conduction Bands

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3. Argon gas is composed of point atoms and oxygen gas is composed of linear molecules of the form O---O where O denotes an oxygen atom. Determine the ratio of the specific heats at constant volume for these two gases.

4. Describe two different ways by which electrons can move from the valence band to the conduction band.

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A very good explanation of the ratio of specific heats of gases is given below.

This ratio is the specific of a gas measured at constant pressure and that measured at constant volume. This ratio in case of argon is 1.65 while it is 1.4 in case of oxygen. The explanation for the difference in ...

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Two questions about the specific heat of argon gas and the movement of electrons in a conduction band.