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Heat Capacity and Microscopic Changes   
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A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Heat Capacities   
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A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Thermochemistry : HeatCapacitySolLiq (4 Variations)   
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The Table below lists the specific heat capacities of several metals and liquids.

Substance Specific Heat Capacity
J/(g.oC)
Substance Specific Heat Capacity
J/(g.oC)
Al 0.902 H2O 4.18
Fe 0.451 C2H5OH 2.46
Cu 0.383 CCl4 0.861
Au 0.128 CCl2F2 0.598

In an experiment, 50 g of a metal was heated to 100oC and placed in 200 g of a liquid at 25oC. Which of the following combinations of metal and liquid will produce the largest temperature increase in the liquid? (Assume that there is no transfer of energy to the surroundings.)

Thermochemistry : HeatCapacityLiq (4 Variations)   
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100 g of water (c=4.184 J/g.oC), 100 g of ethanol (c=2.46 J/g.oC), 100 g of carbon tetrachloride (c=0.861 J/g.oC), and 100 g of ethylene glycol (c=2.42 J/g.oC) at 50oC were each placed into a separate coffee cup calorimeter and the temperature recorded. The temperature of the surroundings was 20oC. After one hour the temperature of which substance would have changed by the largest amount? Assume that the rate of heat transfer from the coffee cup to the surroundings was the same in each case.
Thermochemistry : HeatCapacityGraph (6 Variations)   
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Consider the graph above. Which of these substances has the highest specific heat capacity?