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Measurement of the ratio of specific heats for a monatomic gas (helium), a diatomic gas (air) and a polyatomic gas (carbon dioxide) using: (1) the method of Clement and Desormes and (2) Ruchardt's method.

Course Level

Introductory: P3, P13, P15

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Equipment

Number of set-ups available: 10

Per lab station:

1 precision bore glass tube/magnet and matching steel ball
1 stainless steel 8 liter can/#6 stopper
1 balloon
1 ring stand/2 clamps and 2 3-pronged clamps
1 oil manometer
1 stopwatch
1 meterstick
1 vacuum pump

General class supplies: (Not shown):

1 tank of helium gas
1 tank of carbon dioxide gas
1 extra balloons
1 long rubber tubing to connect to compressed air

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