Heat Capacity

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Claudeth Martinez 1D
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Heat Capacity

Postby Claudeth Martinez 1D » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:21 pm

Is heat capacity (C) an extensive property?

Srikar_Ramshetty 1K
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Re: Heat Capacity

Postby Srikar_Ramshetty 1K » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:37 pm

Heat capacity is an extensive property. However, specific heat capacity is an intensive property, which you get when you divide heat capacity by mass.

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Anand Narayan 1G
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Re: Heat Capacity

Postby Anand Narayan 1G » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:47 pm

Heat Capacity is extensive

juleschang16
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Re: Heat Capacity

Postby juleschang16 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:13 pm

Heat capacity is an extensive property. As a reminder, an extensive property of a substance is one where QUANTITY does matter. Specific heat capacity is an intensive property. No matter how much aluminum you have, its ability to absorb heat energy at a particular temperature is the same.

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Re: Heat Capacity

Postby 505211599 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:46 am

Heat capacity is an extensive property while specific heat is intensive.

Tinisha 1G
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Re: Heat Capacity

Postby Tinisha 1G » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:44 pm

It’s important to note the difference between heat capacity and specific heat capacity. Heat capacity is not dependent on the amount of substance there is, and is an extensive property. Specific heat capacity does depend on the amount of substance there is, and is an intensive property.

Yiting_Gong_4L
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Re: Heat Capacity

Postby Yiting_Gong_4L » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:44 am

Heat capacity is an extensive property, while specific heat is an intensive property.

Saman Andalib 1H
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Re: Heat Capacity

Postby Saman Andalib 1H » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:19 am

Yes, heat capacity is an extensive property because it depends upon the amount of a certain substance there is present.

Selina Bellin 2B
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Re: Heat Capacity

Postby Selina Bellin 2B » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:59 am

yes


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