Different heat capacities

Moderators: Chem_Mod, Chem_Admin

Katie Clark 3B
Posts: 26
Joined: Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:00 am

Different heat capacities

Postby Katie Clark 3B » Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:35 pm

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

Isabella Shahmirza 2H
Posts: 30
Joined: Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:00 am

Re: Different heat capacities

Postby Isabella Shahmirza 2H » Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:48 pm

Heat capacity is the heat required to raise the temperature of an object by 1 degree Celsius, and it depends on the amount of the substance (extensive property).
Specific heat capacity deals with grams of a substance; it is the heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of a substance by 1 degree Celsius.
Molar heat capacity deals with moles of a substance; it is the heat required to raise the temperature of 1 mole of a substance by 1 degree Celsius.


Return to “Heat Capacities, Calorimeters & Calorimetry Calculations”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest