In chapter 9.2 example  [ENDORSED]

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In chapter 9.2 example

Postby RenuChepuru1L » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:26 pm

I’m confused on the in chapter blue box example problem 9.2 b. In the back of the book it uses the specific heat in kelvin but it’s given to you in Celsius in the problem- is it okay to convert then specific heat from to without doing anything to it??

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Re: In chapter 9.2 example  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:29 pm

Yes, as each Kelvin is equal to a degree Celsius, they are just defined differently by their minimum value. Because specific heats are always about relative change, the temperature units are interchangeable.

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