Specific Heat Capacity and Heat Capacity

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VivianaHF2L
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Specific Heat Capacity and Heat Capacity

Postby VivianaHF2L » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:48 am

Why is Specific Heat Capacity an extensive property if it pertains to that individual reaction? Meanwhile heat capacity is an intensive property even though it constantly changes with matter?

Samantha Jimenez 4k
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Re: Specific Heat Capacity and Heat Capacity

Postby Samantha Jimenez 4k » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:35 am

specific heat capacity is an intensive property and not the other way around for that reason.

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Re: Specific Heat Capacity and Heat Capacity

Postby Desiree1G » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:01 am

Remember Specific Heat Capacity is m*delta T*C and it is, in fact, an intensive property because no matter how much of something there is, its ability to absorb heat at the particular temperature is the same.


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