Heat capacity

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Netpheel Wang 4L
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Heat capacity

Postby Netpheel Wang 4L » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:19 pm

Is heat capacity usually given in a problem or would we have to somehow calculate it?

Meachelle_Lum_1I
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Re: Heat capacity

Postby Meachelle_Lum_1I » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:50 pm

Both, but usually specific/molar heat capacity is given in a chart. The only time we really have to calculate heat capacity is if we were given deltaH for an entire reaction, and the temperature change, and thus heat capacity = deltaH/deltaT (kJ/1 Celsius).

megan blatt 2B
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Re: Heat capacity

Postby megan blatt 2B » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:43 am

I think heat capacity is often given. If anything, we may have to know how to calculate specific or molar heat capacity after being given the heat capacity and the amount of substance.


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