Heat capacity

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Heat capacity

Postby Madelyn Cearlock » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:21 pm

How is the heat capacity determined?

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Re: Heat capacity

Postby Meachelle_Lum_1I » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:52 pm

Heat capacity is an extensive property and thus depends on the amount of product formed. To calculate it, we find the heat required (Joules or kilo Joules) to raise the temperature of an object by 1 degree Celsius.
Heat Capacity branches off into Specific heat capacity and molar heat capacity, which are intensive properties.

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