specific vs molar

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Alison Trinh 1E
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specific vs molar

Postby Alison Trinh 1E » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:23 pm

What is the difference between specific heat capacity and molar heat capacity?

Frank He 4G
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Re: specific vs molar

Postby Frank He 4G » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:53 pm

Molar heat capacity is just the heat capacity per mole, but the specific heat is a little less obvious in that it's per gram.

Bryce Ramirez 1J
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Re: specific vs molar

Postby Bryce Ramirez 1J » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:08 pm

Specific heat capacity will usually use the weight of the molecule that is being used, like grams or kilograms. Molar heat capacity calculates how much the molecule will change by one degree celcius, given the amount of moles.

Tauhid Islam- 1H
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Re: specific vs molar

Postby Tauhid Islam- 1H » Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:55 am

Molar heat capacity is a measure of the amount of heat necessary to raise the temperature of one mole of a pure substance by one degree K. Specific heat capacity is a measure of the amount of heat necessary to raise the temperature of one gram of a pure substance by one degree K.


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