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Should the air specific heat ratio be included in the ideal gas law or not?

The (specific) heat capacity ratio never appears in the ideal gas law $$PV=nRT;$$ $$PV=mR_gT,$$ with pressure $P$, volume $V$, amount (in moles) $n$, universal gas constant $R$, temperature $T$, mass $...
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Proportionality of Pressure and Temperature in defining Absolute Temperature scale

In defining the ideal gas temperature scale, it is assumed that the pressure of the gas at constant volume is proportional to the temperature $T$. How can we verify whether this is true or not? Are we ...
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Can ideal gas equation $PV = nRT$ be used in the intermediate stages of a irreversible and reversible process?

Can ideal gas equation (PV = nRT) be used in the intermediate stages of a irreversible and reversible process? The ideal gas equation applies to the equilibrium states. Since an ideal gas is not in ...
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