Specific Heat Capacity OCR Gateway B P1

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What is "specific heat capacity"?
How much heat is needed to raise the temperature of 1 kg of material by 1 degrees
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What happens if an object has a high SHC?
It will take in a lot of heat without the temperature going up as much and the object can give off lots of heat without the temperature dropping too much
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What is one use of a high SHC?
A hot water bottle or coolant
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What happens if the object has a low SHC?
The temperature rises quickly with a low amount of heat energy added and it also gives off a small amount of heat and the temperature drops drastically
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What is the equation for energy?
Energy = mass x SHC x temperature change
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Card 2

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What happens if an object has a high SHC?

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It will take in a lot of heat without the temperature going up as much and the object can give off lots of heat without the temperature dropping too much

Card 3

Front

What is one use of a high SHC?

Card 4

Front

What happens if the object has a low SHC?

Card 5

Front

What is the equation for energy?