Heat capacity of liquid

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Sophia Kim 1C
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Heat capacity of liquid

Postby Sophia Kim 1C » Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:32 pm

Why is it that the heat capacity of liquid is greater than solid or gas? I know that it means that it takes more heat to raise the temperature of liquid but i don't understand WHY that is the case.

Joyce Gu 1E
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Re: Heat capacity of liquid

Postby Joyce Gu 1E » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:15 pm

i wondered the same thing, and this helped me understand better: https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/s ... st.131151/

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