Units for Heat Capacity & Specific Heat Capacity

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Units for Heat Capacity & Specific Heat Capacity

Postby chrisleung-2J » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:25 pm

Is there a standard form of the units for calculations where we find a value for either of these? For example, could we leave the answer in kJ/°C or J/K for heat capacity, or would we always need to have it in the form J/°C?

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Re: Units for Heat Capacity & Specific Heat Capacity

Postby Malia Shitabata 1F » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:45 pm

I feel like it's probably just best to leave it in J/ºC especially since the constants we get are usually in that form unless they explicitly ask for another form.

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Re: Units for Heat Capacity & Specific Heat Capacity

Postby AniP_2D » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:51 am

I agree and believe its best to leave it in J/C unless told otherwise. Also, for heat capacity, the units are J/C, but for specific heat capacity, it should be J/g*C.


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