## Heat capacity of an object

He whose name cannot be spoken
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### Heat capacity of an object

( I posted this in another section before I noticed it fit better here)

Does heat capacity have to be in J/g*K or can it just be in J/K (applying to a whole object and being an intensive property rather than an extensive one)?
Have we done exercises like that before?

Diviya Khullar 1G
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### Re: Heat capacity of an object

There are different types of heat capacity.
Heat capacity is given in kJ$\cdot$K-1
Specific heat capacity is given in kJ$\cdot$g$\cdot$$^{\circ}$C-1, because it is referring to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of the substance by 1$^{\circ}$C-1.