Specific Heat (Csp)

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sallina_yehdego 2E
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Specific Heat (Csp)

Postby sallina_yehdego 2E » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:20 am

On an exam, when conducting a problem using the equation, q=g*Csp*deltaT, are we supposed to memorize the specific heat (Csp) even if the problem doesn't give it to you, or will it be given?

Jenna Salas 2H
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Re: Specific Heat (Csp)

Postby Jenna Salas 2H » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:58 am

If you're not given the specific heat capacity you can calculate it by dividing the heat capacity by the grams of the substance you have. Heat capacity is kJ/degrees Celsius.

Zenita Leang 2K
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Re: Specific Heat (Csp)

Postby Zenita Leang 2K » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:57 pm

Otherwise, it is mostly usually given.

Hilda Sauceda 3C
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Re: Specific Heat (Csp)

Postby Hilda Sauceda 3C » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:16 pm

It will most likely be given but its safe to know how to approach the question when its not.

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