Layman struggles with Science
02-24-2010, 03:28 AM
RE: Layman struggles with Science
Richard111, please excuse this input, as I have not had time to fully digest what you have written,
(I have to fit heated grips to my motorcycle, so I'll be back later
- these supposedly warmer and wetter winters (according to UK Met office, are really freezing my fingers off....)
but in the meantime may I "throw in".
Here are the figures for Specific Heat in kJ/kg per degree C for the main constituents of the atmosphere
Oxygen ....... 0.9191
Nitrogen ..... 1.04
Argon ........ 0.523
Carbon Dioxide 0.85
If CO2 has a lower heat capacity than O2 and N2, will it not "react" first,
so at all times cooling the rest of the atmosphere it is in. ?
I am assuming that O2 and N2 mixed in the atmosphere will have the simple arithmetic heat capacity of
80% 1.04 + 20% 0.9191.
(roughly worked out as 1.015)
Is this correct. ?
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed
(and hence clamorous to be led to safety)
by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
H. L. Mencken.
The hobgoblins have to be imaginary so that
"they" can offer their solutions, not THE solutions.
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