specific heat

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Clarissa Nava 3H
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specific heat

Postby Clarissa Nava 3H » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:52 pm

is C the specific heat always going to be a fixed value?

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Re: specific heat

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:31 am

The specific heat technically changes with temperature; however, you do not need to concern yourself with these changes for the final exam. For all intensive purposes, yes, the specific heat for a given chemical species will be a fixed value. :)

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Re: specific heat

Postby Megan Kirschner » Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:13 pm

Yes- they will be specific values. Also, I believe it's safe to assume that we will either be given the specific heat or be asked to calculate it (when we have everything else given).

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Re: specific heat

Postby Ruby Richter 2L » Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:25 pm

So, for example, the specific heat of water will always be 4.186 J/gram °C under all conditions because it is fixed?

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