Heat Capacity

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Soumya Ravichandran 4H
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Heat Capacity

Postby Soumya Ravichandran 4H » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:41 am

When is heat capacity calculated? Is it for the slopes or the stagnant portions of the phase diagram?

Elisa Bass 4L
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Re: Heat Capacity

Postby Elisa Bass 4L » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:00 pm

For the slopes I believe. At the slopes, increasing heat will actually cause the substance to change temperature, whereas at phase changes (the flat portions), increasing heat does not change the temperature, which would make it difficult to determine heat capacity because it is based on temperature change.

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