heat - An important concept for understanding how heat is...

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An important concept for understanding how heat is measured is the concept of  heat capacity .    Heat Capacity:  amount of heat needed to raise an object's temperature by 1 degree Kelvin. More specifically we define    Molar Heat Capacity:  amount of heat required to raise the temperature of  one mole  of a substance by one  degree Kelvin.    Specific Heat Capacity:  amount of heat required to raise the temperature of  one gram  of a substance by one  degree Kelvin. The heat capacity can vary quite a bit, particularly for gasses, depending on whether the pressure or volume is  held constant as heat is added. Therefore, we further distinguish the heat capacities with the following symbols:    C V :  Molar Heat Capacity at constant volume.    C P :  Molar Heat Capacity at constant pressure.    C S :  Specific Heat Capacity at constant pressure. Since most processes discussed in this course are carried out at a constant 1 atmosphere of pressure, we will  emphasize  C S  and  C P . If we have 
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This note was uploaded on 10/13/2011 for the course CHEMISTRY 121 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Bangladesh University of Eng and Tech.

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