Heat capacity of an object

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He whose name cannot be spoken
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Heat capacity of an object

Postby He whose name cannot be spoken » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:44 pm

( 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

Postby Diviya Khullar 1G » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:58 pm

There are different types of heat capacity.
Heat capacity is given in kJK-1
Specific heat capacity is given in kJgC-1, because it is referring to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of the substance by 1C-1.


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