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Approximate calculations of specific heats for polyatomic gases

Meghreblian, R. V. (1951) Approximate calculations of specific heats for polyatomic gases. Journal of the American Rocket Society, 21 . 127-128, 131.

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This paper presents a method for the approximate calculation of the ideal specific heats of polyatomic molecules occurring in rocket combustion processes. The method is based on the assignment of characteristic frequencies to individual interatomic bonds, the simplification consisting in the use of the same characteristic frequency for a particular bond irrespective of the over-all structure of the molecule in which it occurs. The method can be applied to molecules for which precise spectroscopic data are not available.

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Additional Information:© 1951 American Rocket Society. Received May 22, 1951. The author takes pleasure in expressing his appreciation for the assistance and helpful criticism of Dr. S. S. Penner and Dr. H. S. Tsien. Guggenheim Jet Propulsion Center Publication No. 7
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