Heat Capacity Units  [ENDORSED]

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Heat Capacity Units

Postby Christiana2D » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:43 pm

In the Self-Test question 9.2B on page 322, the heat capacity is given with degrees Celsius as units. However, to solve the problem the book just changes this value to Kelvins to solve the problem without using an conversion factors. Why are we able to do this?

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Re: Heat Capacity Units  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:51 pm

As discussed in class a change of 1 Celsius is the same as a change of 1 K.
The units are J per C or J per K. See class notes for the examples I gave.

These are changes (not absolute values).

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