Heat Capacity of Water

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Nathan Mariano 2G
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Heat Capacity of Water

Postby Nathan Mariano 2G » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:22 pm

The heat capacity of water is 4.184 J • C^-1 g^-1 or 4.184 J • K^-1 g^-1. Why is the heat capacity of water per celsius and per Kelvin the same? I thought that the conversion rate between Celsius and Kelvin is +273 K.

Lily Benitez 2G
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Re: Heat Capacity of Water

Postby Lily Benitez 2G » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:24 pm

A unit change in kelvin is the same change in Celsius. The equation states per kelvin/Celsius so if one unit of kelvin changes so does 1 unit of Celsius.

Ethan Breaux 2F
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Re: Heat Capacity of Water

Postby Ethan Breaux 2F » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:58 am

yea basically if Celsius is changed by 1 decree then so is Kelvin since its just addition

Heidi Ibarra Castillo 1D
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Re: Heat Capacity of Water

Postby Heidi Ibarra Castillo 1D » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:31 pm

the unit change is all the same no matter whether in Celsius or Kelvin in this case


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