## Heat Capacities [ENDORSED]

Faizal_Mamani_1F
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### Heat Capacities

What's the difference between specific heat capacity and molar heat capacity?
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Julianne_Zingmond_1E
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### Re: Heat Capacities  [ENDORSED]

The specific heat capacity is measured in grams or kilograms, as opposed to the molar heat capacity which is measured in moles.

Maria_Contreras_3A
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### Re: Heat Capacities

Specific heat capacity refers to the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of 1 kg of the substance by 1 degree celsius while molar heat capacity refers to the amount of heat to required to raise the temperature of 1 mole to do the same. Overall, the difference would be mass versus mole being change.

Alyssa_Wieand_2G
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### Re: Heat Capacities

Specific heat capacity is the heat required to raise the temperature of 1g by 1 degree celsius and molar heat capacity is the heat required to raise the temperature of 1 mole by 1 degree celsius. The difference is that one is measured in J/mol and the other is J/g or kJ depending on what information is given. To determine between the two you must identify the type of substance that the heat capacity is dividing with.