heat capacity

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Cyianna 2F
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heat capacity

Postby Cyianna 2F » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:59 pm

What's the difference between molar and specific heat capacity?

Eli Aminpour 2K
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Re: heat capacity

Postby Eli Aminpour 2K » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:18 am

Molar heat capacity is the "heat required to raise the temp of 1 mole of a substance by one degree kelvin". Specific heat capacity is the "heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of a substance by one degree kelvin.

Nickolas Manipud 1C
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Re: heat capacity

Postby Nickolas Manipud 1C » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:27 am

Molar = J/(mol*K)
Specific = J/(g*K)
Essentially, use molar heat capacity when dealing with moles and specific heat capacity when dealing with grams.


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