Higher the heat capacity

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Jina Kwon
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Higher the heat capacity

Postby Jina Kwon » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:02 pm

What does a specific heat capacity mean?

Ami_Pant_4G
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Re: Higher the heat capacity

Postby Ami_Pant_4G » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:05 pm

Specific heat capacity is the heat required to increase the temperature of a substance by 1° per 1 gram of that substance. Dividing the heat capacity by grams of substance would give you the specific heat capacity. Hope this helps.

TimVintsDis4L
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Re: Higher the heat capacity

Postby TimVintsDis4L » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:05 pm

It is the heat required to change 1 mole of a substance, by 1 Degree Celsius

MinuChoi
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Re: Higher the heat capacity

Postby MinuChoi » Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:51 pm

Adding on, this is a separate term from heat capacity, which is not measured per gram (The heat capacity of 5 grams of water is different than that of 10 grams of water).

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Re: Higher the heat capacity

Postby kristi le 2F » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:57 pm

The heat capacity is the constant of proportionality between heat supplied to a system and temperature rise that results.


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