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Heat Capacity

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:21 pm
by Claudeth Martinez 1D
Is heat capacity (C) an extensive property?

Re: Heat Capacity

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:37 pm
by Srikar_Ramshetty 1K
Heat capacity is an extensive property. However, specific heat capacity is an intensive property, which you get when you divide heat capacity by mass.

Hope that helps!

Re: Heat Capacity

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:47 pm
by Anand Narayan 1G
Heat Capacity is extensive

Re: Heat Capacity

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:13 pm
by juleschang16
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.

Re: Heat Capacity

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:46 am
by 505211599
Heat capacity is an extensive property while specific heat is intensive.

Re: Heat Capacity

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:44 pm
by Tinisha 1G
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.

Re: Heat Capacity

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:44 am
by Yiting_Gong_4L
Heat capacity is an extensive property, while specific heat is an intensive property.

Re: Heat Capacity

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:19 am
by Saman Andalib 1H
Yes, heat capacity is an extensive property because it depends upon the amount of a certain substance there is present.

Re: Heat Capacity

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:59 am
by Selina Bellin 2B
yes