Specific heat capacity

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donnanguyen1d
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Specific heat capacity

Postby donnanguyen1d » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:53 pm

to clarify in general terms, if substance 1 has a smaller specific heat capacity compared to substance 2, does that mean substance one requires less heat or less of something to change its temperature?

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Re: Specific heat capacity

Postby kaushalrao2H » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:55 pm

if substance 1 has a smaller specific heat capacity than substance 2, then one gram of substance 1 needs less heat than substance 2 to increase its temperature by 1 degree Celsius.

Dang Lam
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Re: Specific heat capacity

Postby Dang Lam » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:50 am

yes, sub1 would require less heat to raise the temperature than sub2

Michelle Steinberg2J
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Re: Specific heat capacity

Postby Michelle Steinberg2J » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:55 am

Adding to this, there was a HW problem that showed different heating curve charts and had you choose which was the correct one based on information provided. If a substance has a lower heat capacity, it should have a steeper slope on a heating curve.


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