Signs for heat capacities for reactants and products

Henry Krasner 1C
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Signs for heat capacities for reactants and products

Is the sum of the heat capacities of the products minus that of the reactants always correct for finding the overall heat capacity?

Because for 7th Ed problems 4D.21 this is the case, whereas for 4D.15 it was not.

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Re: Signs for heat capacities for reactants and products

Heat capacity is a state function so that sounds correct. Please post the question too so we can better assist.