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# Heat Capacity Ratio for Real Gases

where:
k = heat capacity ratio, dimensionless
C
p
= specific heat at constant pressure, kJ/kg-K
C
v
= specific heat at constant volume, kJ/kg-K
Also for ideal gases
heat capacity ratio equation for gases close to ideality
where:
MW = Molecular Weight of the Gas, kg/kmol
Relationship between C
p
and C
v
for Real Gases
where:
R = universal gas constant with a value of 8.314 kJ/kmol-K
P
r
= Reduced Pressure = P/P
c
, dimensionless
T
r
= Reduced Temperature = T/T
c
, dimensionless
where:
P = Actual Pressure, bara
P
c
= Critical Pressure, bara
T = Actual Temperature, K
T
c
= Critical Temperature, K
v
p
C
C
= k
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r
r
r
v p
T
T
P
R C C
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r
r
p v
T
T
P
R C C
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MW
T T
P
R
C
C
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p
p

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k
MW
R
C
C
p
p

= k
R C C
v p
=
Heat Capacity Ratio for Real Gases
Inputs (pure gas or gas mixture)
Molecular Weight of gas, MW = 30.07 kg/kmol
Sp.heat at const. press., C
p
= 1.7053 kJ/kg-K
Actual Pressure, P = 4.5 bara
Actual Temperature, T = 323.15 K
Critical Pressure, P
c
= 48.8 bara
Critical Temp., T
c
= 305.41 K
Universal Gas constant, R = 8.314 kJ/kmol-K
Calculations
Reduced Pressure, P
r
= 0.092213
Reduced Temperature, T
r
= 1.058086
Heat Capacity Ratio, k = 1.224
Prepared by: Ankur Srivastava
Chemical Engineer
e-mail: ankur_2061@hotmail.com
Disclaimer : The information and methods included within this spreadsheet are presented for 'Heat Capacity Ratio Calculations of Real
Gases'. It is intended to be used by technically skilled persons at their own discretion. I do not warrant the suitability or accuracy of these
methods.