## Heat Capacity

jane_ni_2d
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### Heat Capacity

Whats the difference between heat capacity and molar heat capacity?

Kristen Kim 2K
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### Re: Heat Capacity

Heat capacity just refers to how much heat is needed to raise the temperature of some substance by 1 degree C. Molar heat capacity is how much heat is needed to raise the temperature of 1 mole of that substance by 1 degree C.

Laura Gong 3H
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### Re: Heat Capacity

Heat capacity is just the amount of heat required to raise of an object by 1C. It does not specify the amount of the object. The units are usually kJ*C-1 or kJ*K-1.
Specific heat capacity is the heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of a substance by 1C.
Molar heat capacity is the heat required to raise the temperature of 1 mole of a substance by 1C.

Brian Hom 2F
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### Re: Heat Capacity

The difference between heat capacity and molar heat capacity is that heat capacity is the heat required to raise the temperature of any amount of an object by 1 degree Celsius whereas molar heat capacity is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a 1 mol of a certain substance by 1 degree Celsius.

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Heat capacity is the amount of energy it takes to raise the temperature of a substance by 1 degree Celsius.
Molar heat capacity is the amount of energy it takes to raise the temperature of a substance by 1 degree Celsius per mole of a substance.
These two are essentially the same thing, but molar heat capacity is a more specific type of heat capacity and much more useful when we are doing experiments.

Tony Chung 2I
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### Re: Heat Capacity

Heat capacity: amount of heat needed to raise the Temp. by 1 degree Celsius
Molar heat capacity: amount of heat needed to raise the Temp. of 1 mole of that certain substance by 1 degree Celsius

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### Re: Heat Capacity

Molar heat capacity specifies that it is the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of an object of 1 mole by 1 degrees celsius, while heat capacity does not specify an amount (i.e. 1 mole).

BenJohnson1H
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### Re: Heat Capacity

Its also important to note that occasionally the book says "molar heat" or "specific heat" which simply are shorthand for molar heat capacity and specific heat capacity respectively.

George Ghaly 2L
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Heat Capacity is the energy required to raise the temp by one degree Celsius while the molar heat capacity is the energy required to raise the temperature of one mole of substance by one degree celsius.

Megan_Ervin_1F
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### Re: Heat Capacity

Which variable represents heat capacity?

Miya Lopez 1I
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The variable that represents heat capacity is I think just "C", please correct me if I'm wrong.