Heat capacity

isochoric/isometric:
isothermal:
isobaric:

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charlottesmith3f
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Heat capacity

Postby charlottesmith3f » Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:55 pm

In the book, there is a question about whether NO or NO2 has the higher molar heat capacity. How can we tell? What determines molar heat capacity?

Leslie Romo 1C
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Re: Heat capacity

Postby Leslie Romo 1C » Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:04 pm

the def of molar heat capacity is the heat capacity divided by the amount (in moles) of the sample

it could also be defined as the heat required to raise the temperature of 1 mol of a substance by 1 degree Celsius

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Re: Heat capacity

Postby Leslie Romo 1C » Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:13 pm

forgot to add:
NO2 is the answer b/c it has more molecular complexity. meaning it requires more heat to raise the temp of 1 mol of NO2 by 1 than the heat required to raise the temp of NO by 1 degree.


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