Heat Capacities of Dense Elements

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Mary Becerra 2D
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Heat Capacities of Dense Elements

Postby Mary Becerra 2D » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:51 pm

Do dense elements have a higher heat capacity than less dense elements? Also, does the heat capacity have more to do with density, atom structure, or bond energies?

Rachel Brown 3A
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Re: Heat Capacities of Dense Elements

Postby Rachel Brown 3A » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:30 pm

Density and heat capacity are inversely proportional I believe! not sure about the second part of your question as much though.

Julia Campbell 2F
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Re: Heat Capacities of Dense Elements

Postby Julia Campbell 2F » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:40 pm

The kinetic, vibrational, rotational, and electronic energies of the particles determine the heat capacity of a system, so I would think (out of the three things you listed) that bond energies would matter the most in determining heat capacity.


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