# How does CP vary with temperature?

## How does CP vary with temperature?

The heat goes first into increasing the kinetic energies of the molecules. As the substance heats up, the average kinetic energy of the molecules increases. The collisions impart enough energy to allow rotation to occur. Rotation then contributes to the internal energy and raises the specific heat.

Does CP depend on temperature?

In general, the specific heat also depends on the temperature. The table below lists representative values of specific heat for various substances. Except for gases, the temperature and volume dependence of the specific heat of most substances is weak.

How do you calculate CP of air?

The nominal values used for air at 300 K are CP = 1.00 kJ/kg. K, Cv = 0.718 kJ/kg. K,, and k = 1.4.

### What is r in CP CV R?

1a: cp – cv = R. where cp is the specific heat coefficient at constant pressure, cv is the the specific heat coefficient at constant volume, gamma is the ratio of specific heats, and R is the gas constant from the equation of state.