## constant pressure/volume vs specific/molar heat capacities

Beatrice Petelo 1F
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### constant pressure/volume vs specific/molar heat capacities

Any advice to approaching calorimetry problems and differentiating between which constant (constant pressure/volume and specific/molar heat capacities) to use?

Thanks!

Margaret Akey
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### Re: constant pressure/volume vs specific/molar heat capacities

I always start with writing down all my givens. You can then look for formulas that can solve for what youre looking for.

Swetha Ampabathina1I
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### Re: constant pressure/volume vs specific/molar heat capacities

Yeah writing down all the given information always helps.

Angela Cong 3C
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### Re: constant pressure/volume vs specific/molar heat capacities

the information given is always the biggest clue, what units are and what fits into the equation will help you solve for what you need to find.

Anjali_Kumar1F
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### Re: constant pressure/volume vs specific/molar heat capacities

Why do we have to use integrals to find constant pressure?