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FIGURE 2.7 The heat capacity of copper.

Below a few hundred degrees Celsius, CP and Cv are practically equal. Using the methods to be discussed in Chapter 8, the general relation between the heat capacities is:

The small values of a and v for condensed phases account for the proximity of CP and Cv At high temperatures, however, the two heat capacities diverge significantly, as shown in Figure 2.7.

An Incompressible solid (or liquid) is one for which j3 = <», which, according to Equation (2.19), renders CP - Cv This is a common approximation for most condensed plates.

A first-law application utilizing the heat capacity of a solid is given in Problem 2.3.

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