Heating Curve Question

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Heating Curve Question

Postby Grace Ramey 2K » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:05 pm

Why is it that on heating curves, higher heat capacities have less steep slopes?

Ethan-Van To Dis2L
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Re: Heating Curve Question

Postby Ethan-Van To Dis2L » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:09 pm

I think the heat capacity has nothing really to do with the slopes. The heat capacity has to do more with the x component.

Krupa Prajapati
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Re: Heating Curve Question

Postby Krupa Prajapati » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:24 pm

Hi Grace,

I think higher heat capacities have less steep slopes because specific heat means the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1g of the substance by 1 degree Celcius. Therefore, a substance with higher heat capacity requires more heat to raise the temperature, and therefore the slope is less steep.


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