## Heat Capacity

Jarrett Peyrefitte 2K
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### Heat Capacity

What are the meanings of heat capacity and specific heat capacity?

Hiba Alnajjar_2C
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### Re: Heat Capacity

Heat capacity refers to the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of a substance by 1 C (or K). Specific heat capacity is the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one gram of a substance by 1 C (or K). A crucial difference is that heat capacity is an extensive property while specific heat is intensive.

Amanda Lin 2I
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### Re: Heat Capacity

I believe molar heat capacity is the amount of heat needed to increase the temperature of 1 mole by 1°C, and specific heat capacity is the amount of heat needed to increase the temperature of 1 gram by 1°C.

Connor Chappell 2B
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### Re: Heat Capacity

Heat capacity is the amount of heat needed to change the temperature of a substance by 1 degree C. The specific heat capacity yields the heat needed to raise the temperature of 1g of a substance by 1 degree C.