Effect of dissociation on thermodynamic properties of pure diatomic gases

Harold W. Woolley
naca-tn-3270
Apr 1955


A graphical method is described by which the enthalpy, entropy, and compressibility factor for the equilibrium mixture of atoms and diatomic molecules for pure gaseous elements may be obtained and shown for any dissociating element for which the necessary data exist. Results are given for hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen. The effect of dissociation on the heat capacity is discussed briefly.

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