## Heat Capacity vs. Specific Heat Capacity

$w=-P\Delta V$
and
$w=-\int_{V_{1}}^{V_{2}}PdV=-nRTln\frac{V_{2}}{V_{1}}$

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### Heat Capacity vs. Specific Heat Capacity

What is the difference between heat capacity and specific heat capacity? Thank you!!

Helen Zhao 1F
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### Re: Heat Capacity vs. Specific Heat Capacity

Specific heat capacity is the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of an object per unit mass of an object. In other words, specific heat capacity is the heat capacity per unit mass of a material.

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### Re: Heat Capacity vs. Specific Heat Capacity

The heat capacity is how much energy is required to raise the temperate of on object by one degree Celsius. The heat capacity will only pertain to that specific object that it is referring to. The specific heat capacity is the amount of energy to raise a material's temperature by 1 degree Celsius per gram of that material.

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### Re: Heat Capacity vs. Specific Heat Capacity

The only difference is that the specific heat capacity is to define per gram of that substance.