Masters Theses

Author

Pu-ying Liu

Abstract

"Heat capacity arises because the individual particles comprising a substance are able to move and thus take up kinetic energy and usually also potential energy as the temperature rises. In many substances electrons do not absorb energy until very high temperatures are reached. Thus most heat capacity effects are interpreted in terms of the motion of the atoms neglecting electronic transitions. The total internal energy of a material is, therefore, equal to the sum of the energies due to translational and rotational motion of the molecules and to the vibrational motion of the atoms making up the molecules...The objective of this investigation is to search for the relationship among the F factors of hydrocarbons, and use this relationship to develop a graphical method of determining heat capacities of the hydrocarbons"--Introduction, page 1-2.

Advisor(s)

James, William Joseph

Committee Member(s)

Tappmeyer, Wilbur P.
Rivers, Jack L.
Johnson, James W., 1930-2002

Department(s)

Chemistry

Degree Name

M.S. in Chemistry

Publisher

University of Missouri at Rolla

Publication Date

1965

Pagination

v, 38 pages

Rights

© 1965 Pu-ying Liu, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Chemistry, Physical and theoretical
Hydrocarbons -- Analysis

Thesis Number

T 1763

Print OCLC #

5968597

Electronic OCLC #

797193843

Included in

Chemistry Commons

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