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## How do you find the specific heat capacity of water using electricity?

1. Given that the specific heat capacity of the calorimeter ccal is known, the specific heat capacity of water cw can be calculated from the following equation: Electrical energy supplied = energy gained by water + energy gained by calorimeter Q = mwcw + mcalccal .

**What is the electrical method of specific heat capacity?**

In this experiment electrical energy is supplied to a heating coil which is placed in an insulated calorimeter containing some water. Assuming that no heat is lost, all of the energy is used to heat the water and the calorimeter.

### How do you find the specific heat capacity of a solid using the electrical method?

P=mc/ΔT.

**What is the specific heat capacity of the water?**

The SI unit of specific heat capacity is joule per kelvin per kilogram, J⋅kg−1⋅K−1. For example, the heat required to raise the temperature of 1 kg of water by 1 K is 4184 joules, so the specific heat capacity of water is 4184 J⋅kg−1⋅K−1.

## What is the specific heat capacity of water in J kg C?

4182 J/kg°C.

Water has a specific heat capacity of 4182 J/kg°C.

**What does the specific mean in specific heat capacity?**

Specific heat capacity is the amount of heat energy required to raise the temperature of a substance per unit of mass. The specific heat capacity of a material is a physical property. It is also an example of an extensive property since its value is proportional to the size of the system being examined.

### How do you find the specific heat capacity of a liquid by a mixture?

To determine the specific heat capacity of another liquid, you could pour a measured mass of the hot liquid into the calorimeter (whose heat capacity is now known), and measure the fall in temperature of the liquid and the rise in temperature of the calorimeter, and hence deduce the specific heat capacity of the liquid …

**What is the specific heat capacity of copper?**

0.385

Heat Capacities for Some Select Substances

Substance | specific heat capacity Cp,s (J/g °C) | molar heat capacity Cp,m (J/mol °C) |
---|---|---|

copper | 0.385 | 24.47 |

granite | 0.790 | — |

graphite | 0.710 | 8.53 |

helium | 5.1932 | 20.786 |

## How do you find the specific heat capacity of a liquid?

**How do you calculate specific heat capacity?**

The specific heat capacity is the heat or energy required to change one unit mass of a substance of a constant volume by 1 °C. The formula is Cv = Q / (ΔT ⨉ m) .

### Why is the specific heat capacity of water so high?

Water has a higher specific heat capacity because of the strength of the hydrogen bonds. It requires a significant of energy to separate these bonds.

**Why is the specific heat of water important?**

The high specific heat of water means that it requires a large amount of heat to raise the temperature of water. This helps the temperature of the environment from becoming too hot or too cold. Also, humans are about 66% water, thus this property of water helps us regulate our body temperature too.

## How to calculate the specific heat capacity of water?

Place the sensor in the water and switch on the kettle. Measure the temperature of the water as it gets hot. Use the graph of temperature vs time to find the rate of change of temperature and use this to determine the specific heat capacity of the water. Estimate the uncertainty in m, ΔT/Δt and P then calculate the uncertainty in your value of c.

**Is there a specific heat for liquid water?**

Specific heat for liquid water at temperatures from 0 to 360 °C: For full table with Isobaric Specific Heat – rotate the screen! Specific heat for liquid water at temperatures from 32 to 675 °F: For full table with Isobaric Specific Heat – rotate the screen!

### Which is the advantage of water’s heat capacity?

Water’s specific heat power is 4.2 joules per gram per Celsius degree or 1 calory per gram per Celsius degree. Which is the advantage of water’s heat capacity? Because water has a high heat capacity, increasing the temperature by one degree requires more energy.

**How is the specific heat of a material determined?**

Specific heat, Csp, is the amount of heat required to change the heat content of exactly 1 gram of a material by exactly 1°C. Specific heat values can be determined in the following way: When two materials, each initially at a different temperature, are placed in contact with one another,…