Chapter 8 Problem 8.87

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Chapter 8 Problem 8.87

Postby Milan Hirpara 3K » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:45 pm

For this problem, the solution book uses three different specific heat capacities for water, but I thought we could just always use 4.18 J/ C x g?

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Re: Chapter 8 Problem 8.87

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:16 pm

That is ONLY for calculations with liquid water. If you are using other phases, use that phases' heat capacity. For example the specific heat of ice is ~ 2.03 and the specific heat of vapor is different as well. These will be given on the midterm on the constants and equations sheet.

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