Heat Capacity

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Milind_Vasudev_2H
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Heat Capacity

Postby Milind_Vasudev_2H » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:20 pm

What is the difference between heat capacity and specific heat capacity?

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Re: Heat Capacity

Postby Taylor_Yamane_2L » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:42 pm

Specific heat seems to be the amount of energy needed per unit of mass to raise the temperature of a sample by 1 degree celsius while heat capacity is just the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of a sample by 1 degree celsius.

Hannah_Chao_1D
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Re: Heat Capacity

Postby Hannah_Chao_1D » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:50 pm

Heat capacity is the heat needed to increase an OBJECT's temperature by 1ºC and is an extensive property. Specific heat capacity is the heat needed to increase 1g of the object's temperature by 1ºC and is an intensive property. In other words, the specific heat capacity depends on the AMOUNT of the object whereas the heat capacity doesn't.

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Re: Heat Capacity

Postby Hyun Young Lee 2H » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:46 am

Heat capacity is the amount of heat needed to change the temperature of an object by 1 degree Celsius. The difference with specific heat is the heat needed to change 1 GRAM of object by 1 degree Celsius.


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