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Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
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Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
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Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: An aluminum kettle weighs 1.05 kg.What is the heat capacity of the kettle?

Solution: An aluminum kettle weighs 1.05 kg.What is the heat capacity of the kettle?

Problem

An aluminum kettle weighs 1.05 kg.

What is the heat capacity of the kettle?

Solution

Recall: The heat capacity of an object is the amount of heat needed to raise it's temperature by 1 K (J/K). This is an extensive property which means it depends on the amount of object.

In contrast, the specific heat capacity of an object is the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of 1 g of the object by 1 K (J/g • K) and is an intensive property (independent of amount).

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