Heat capacity

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Katherine Jordak 1H
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Heat capacity

Postby Katherine Jordak 1H » Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:23 pm

Why do different phases of a substance have different heat capacities?

Tasnia Haider 1E
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Re: Heat capacity

Postby Tasnia Haider 1E » Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:27 pm

Different phases need more energy to convert the substance into another state, so some need more energy which is what the heat capacity states.

Gurshaan Nagra 2F
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Re: Heat capacity

Postby Gurshaan Nagra 2F » Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:30 pm

I believe it has to do with the fact that different phases have different degrees of freedom


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