## units for heat capacity

Savannah Mance 4G
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### units for heat capacity

Whenever you're asked for heat capacity are you suppose to always give an answer in J/g/Celsius ? Do you do this even if they give you a q that's in KJ?

Rachel Yu 1G
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### Re: units for heat capacity

Heat capacity is most commonly given in Joules/Celcius. Specific heat capacity is most commonly given in Joules/(Celcius x grams). Unless the problem specifies that the final answer has to given in joules, using kilojoules is ok.

Lizette Noriega 1H
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### Re: units for heat capacity

As mentioned above, the units for heat capacity should be Joules/Celcius (J/°C) but if given kilojoules (kJ), this should be an acceptable answer as well unless the question specifically asks for joules, in which you would have to convert from kilojoules to joules.

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