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### World Encyclopedia

... capacity ( thermal capacity ) Ratio of the heat supplied to an object to the rise in its temperature. It is measured in joules/kelvin. See also specific heat ...

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### A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering (2 ed.)

...heat capacity ( C ) (Unit J/K) The energy required to raise the temperature of a body by 1K without change of phase . Heat capacity is an extensive thermodynamic property dependent on temperature and pressure. See also molar heat capacity ; specific heat...

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### A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

...heat capacity (Symbol C) The amount of heat Q transferred to a substance resulting in a change in temperature ΔT as C = Q / Δ T . The SI units are J K −1 . ...

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### A Dictionary of Chemistry (8 ed.)

... capacity ( thermal capacity ) The ratio of the heat supplied to an object or specimen to its consequent rise in temperature. The specific heat capacity is the ratio of the heat supplied to unit mass of a substance to its consequent rise in temperature. The molar heat capacity is the ratio of the heat supplied to unit amount of a substance to its consequent rise in temperature. In practice, heat capacity ( C ) is measured in joules per kelvin, specific heat capacity ( c ) in J K −1 kg −1 , and molar heat capacity ( C m ) in J K −1 mol −1 . For a gas,...

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### A Dictionary of Physics (8 ed.)

...heat capacity ( thermal capacity ) The ratio of the heat supplied to an object or specimen to its consequent rise in temperature. The specific heat capacity is the ratio of the heat supplied to unit mass of a substance to its consequent rise in temperature. The molar heat capacity is the ratio of the heat supplied to unit amount of a substance to its consequent rise in temperature. In practice, heat capacity ( C ) is measured in joules per kelvin, specific heat capacity ( c ) in J K −1 kg −1 , and molar heat capacity ( C m ) in J K −1 mol −1 . For a...

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### A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (5 ed.)

... capacity The energy required to raise the temperature of a given mass of material by one degree...

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### Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

... capacity symbol: C ; the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a body or a system by 1 kelvin; it is usually measured in joules per kelvin. The heat capacity at constant pressure , C p , is given by: C p = ∂ H /∂ T ) p J K −1 and the heat capacity at constant volume , C v , is given by: C v = (∂ U /∂T) v J K −1 where H is the enthalpy, U the internal energy, and T the thermodynamic...

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### A Dictionary of Energy Science

...heat capacity The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a material or object by one degree; typical units are joules (or calories) per degree kelvin; 1 calorie ≈ 4.2...

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### A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

... capacity ( thermal capacity ) The amount of heat energy that is required to raise the temperature of a substance, usually expressed in Joules per Kelvin (J K −1 ). It is measured in respect of a unit mass of the substance, when it is known as the specific heat capacity, or to a unit amount of the substance, when it is known as the molar heat capacity. See also British thermal unit ; calorie ; specific heat...

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### The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

...heat capacity The quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of unit mass of substance by one degree. It is measured in joules per kilogram...

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### World Encyclopedia

...heat capacity Heat necessary to raise the temperature of one kilogram (1kg) of a substance by one kelvin (1°C). It is measured in J/kgK (J equals...

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### A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering (2 ed.)

...heat-capacity rate ( c ) (Unit W/K) For fluid flow in a duct with mass flow rate ṁ , the product ṁC where C is the specific-heat capacity, at constant pressure ( C P ) in the case of a...

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### A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

...heat capacity ( specific heat ) The amount of heat in joules that is required to raise the temperature of one kg of a material by one degree kelvin. Measured in...

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### A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

...specific heat capacity (Symbol c p , c v ) The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of a substance by a temperature of one degree K. The SI units are J kg −1 K −1 . The molar heat capacity is based on molar mass for which the SI units are J mol −1 K −1 . ...

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### A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering (2 ed.)

...heat-capacity ratio ( c* ) 1. A non-dimensional parameter that arises in the analysis of heat exchanger s, defined as the ratio c MIN /c MAX where c MIN is the heat-capacity rate c for the fluid with the smaller value of c and c MAX the value for the fluid with the larger value of c . Different flow rates and specific-heat values give rise to different values for c . 2. See specific heat...

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### A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering (2 ed.)

...molar heat capacity ( molecular heat capacity , C ̃ ) (Unit J/kmol.K or J/kmol.°C) The energy required to raise the temperature of one kmol of a substance by one degree kelvin without change of phase . For practical purposes, a liquid or a solid is generally regarded as having a single specific heat, whereas for a gas the energy required depends upon how the energy-transfer process is executed and two values are defined: the molar heat capacity at constant volume ( C ̃ V ) and the molar heat capacity at constant pressure ( C ̃ P ). The...

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### Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

...heat capacity symbol: c p (at constant pressure) or c v (at constant volume); the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of unit mass of a substance by one degree. It is expressed (usually) in J K −1 kg −1...

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### A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

...molar heat capacity (Symbol c m ) The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one mole of a substance through 1 K. The SI units are J mol −1 K −1 . ...

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### The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors (2 ed.)

... capacity Symbol: C p (at constant pressure, ital. subscript) or C V (at constant volume, ital. subscript) A physical quantity, d Q /d T , where d T is the temperature increase resulting from the addition of a small quantity of heat d Q . The *SI unit is usually the joule per kelvin. The molar heat capacity , symbol C m , is heat capacity divided by *amount of substance . The SI unit is normally J/(mol K). The specific heat capacity , symbol c p , c V , or C sat (at saturation), is heat capacity divided by mass. The SI unit is normally...