Example on page 20 of course reader

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JosephLew3C
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Example on page 20 of course reader

Postby JosephLew3C » Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:02 pm

I am confused as to why the specific heat capacity of H2O became negative. Can someone explain?

Teja_Kadali_3A
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Re: Example on page 20 of course reader

Postby Teja_Kadali_3A » Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:23 pm

The negative sign in that equation is not for the specific heat of water. It indicative of whether heat is being lost or gained by the surroundings. Hope that helped.


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