Equation for q

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Ellis Song 4I
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Equation for q

Postby Ellis Song 4I » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:08 am

When do we use vs.

Harry Zhang 1B
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Re: Equation for q

Postby Harry Zhang 1B » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:19 am

The first one is used when the specific heat is given in terms of J/K/mol(molar specific heat).

Skyllar Kuppinger 1F
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Re: Equation for q

Postby Skyllar Kuppinger 1F » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:15 pm

The first one is for when you're given C as the molar heat capacity. The second one is for when you're given C as the specific heat capacity.

Rida Ismail 2E
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Re: Equation for q

Postby Rida Ismail 2E » Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:06 pm

Both are correct. It depends on what the problem give you.

Eunice Nguyen 4I
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Re: Equation for q

Postby Eunice Nguyen 4I » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:48 am

The first one is dealing with the molar heat capacity (indicated by the n variable), while the second one is used with specific heat capacity.


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