Heat capacities

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Tiffany Cao 1D
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Heat capacities

Postby Tiffany Cao 1D » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:40 pm

What if you were given the specific heating capacity which is measured in J/g*C, but asked to find final temperature in K. Are Celsius and Kelvin used interchangeably in this case?

Jessica Nunez 1I
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Re: Heat capacities

Postby Jessica Nunez 1I » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:49 pm

Celsius and Kelvin can be used interchangeably in this case because the degree change in Celsius is equivalent to the degree change in Kelvin.

Andrea Grigsby 1I
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Re: Heat capacities

Postby Andrea Grigsby 1I » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:50 pm

if it's calculating temperature change, then the difference will be the same whether it's in kelvin or celcius

Sophia Bozone 2G
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Re: Heat capacities

Postby Sophia Bozone 2G » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:14 pm

Degrees celsius and Kelvin cannot be used interchangeably. One unit of each is indeed equal, but as for the numerical value associated with a temperature, Kelvin is equal to # degrees celsius + 273.15

Veronica Rasmusen 2B
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Re: Heat capacities

Postby Veronica Rasmusen 2B » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:31 pm

In this case, J/g*C is the same as J/g*K

Sarah 2F
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Re: Heat capacities

Postby Sarah 2F » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:53 am

You use the temperature of whichever unit is given in that constant but I believe if it is a delta T then you can use them interchangeably.


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