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Heat Capacity Units

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:43 pm
by Christiana2D
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?

Re: Heat Capacity Units  [ENDORSED]

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:51 pm
by Chem_Mod
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).