Determination of constants
Hi, i'm having this problem with an engineering formula I have to do something with.
First, let me explain what it is. the experiment is to experimentally determine the latent heat of vaporization for water between 50 C and 100 C in a depressurized vapor (so only the vapor pressure affects it). part of the analysis is to find constant relating the heat of vaporization (h(fg)) to the temperature.
To do this, I use an integrated form of the clapeyron equation with h(fg) represented as A+BT, where T is temperature and A and B are the constants. Also, I use a linear regression giving ln(P) = f(T), (the integrated form of the Clapeyron equation.
Basically, what I have is this:
ln(P) = (1/R)*(B*ln(T) - (A/T)), where R is the universal gas constant, P is the pressure, T is the temperature, and A and B are the constants in question.
Also, i have, from the regression, ln(P) =0.0403*T - 10.414. I can also do a logarithmic regression, giving me ln(P) = 14.032*ln(T) -78.508. Somehow, I need to use these two (or one of these) equations to find A and B in terms of R, P, and T.
Any help would be GREAT (the TA wasn't very useful).