Assuming (for simplicity) that CV and Cp are independent of temperature, these differentials can be integrated directly from state 1 to state 2:

These equations apply to both reversible and irreversible changes because they contain only state functions.

Isentropic changes in ideal gases depend on the ratio of the specific heats:

This ratio is 1.67 for monatomic gases and 1.4 for diatomic gases. Since the difference in specific heats of an ideal gas is Cp - Cv = R, the following formulas express the specific heats in terms of their ratio and their difference:

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