ratio of specific heats

ratio of specific heats

[′rā·shō əv spə′sif·ik ′hēts]
(physical chemistry)
The ratio of specific heat at constant pressure to specific heat at constant volume, γ = Cp / Cv .
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While perhaps somewhat intimidating at first glance, this equation only requires knowledge of the inlet and outlet pressures, the inlet temperature, the ratio of specific heats k, and the loss factor Kloss.
Beta] has a constant average value, depending on the nature of the molecules, which can be calculated from the ratio of specific heats.
Furthermore, he derived a formula for the relation between the ratio of specific heat at constant pressure ([C.