Topic P1- Specific Heat Capacity

  • Created by: KSScout
  • Created on: 03-01-19 17:42
  • Specific Heat Capacity relates temperature and energy
  • Heating a substance increases the energy in its thermal energy store or the kinetic energy stores of its particles. A.K.A the internal energy of a substance
  • Some substances require more energy than others to increase the temperature e.g. 4200J is needed to warm 1kg of water by 1 degree celsius whereas only 139J is needed to raise 1kg of mercury by 1 degree celsius
  • Materials that gain lots of energy to heat up also lose a lot of energy when the material cools down again
  • Materials store energy for a given change in temperature
  • The change in


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