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## Homework Statement

## Homework Equations

C

_{v}=(f/2)R

## The Attempt at a Solution

I have no problem getting the right answers. My question is this: If C

_{v}=72.254 and if C

_{v}= (f/2)R, that implies that f = 17.381. I understand that f represents the gas particle's degrees of freedom. How does this particle have 17.381 degrees of freedom?

Obviously I'm missing something fundamental here, and look forward to your gentle and enlightening response![/B]