8.43 Heat Capacity (Units)

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Kyle Sheu 1C
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8.43 Heat Capacity (Units)

Postby Kyle Sheu 1C » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:40 pm

For Exercise 8.43, is there a reason why heat capacity is given in J/mol ?

Heat capacity is the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of a substance by 1 degree C (or 1 K ), so shouldn't the units be J/degree C ?

Shawn Patel 1I
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Re: 8.43 Heat Capacity (Units)

Postby Shawn Patel 1I » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:21 pm

Molar heat capacity is usually given by J.K^-1.mol^-1, so I think the book left out the temperature units for 8.43.

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