What Is the Specific Heat Capacity of NaOH?


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Assuming that the pressure and temperature are standard, the specific heat of NaOH is 28.230 J mol-1 K-1 at 25 degrees Celsius. Specific heat capacity describes the physical measurement of the heat necessary per unit mass to increase the temperature one degree Celsius.

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What Is the Specific Heat Capacity of NaOH?
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All pure substances that take part in chemical reactions have a unique heat capacity. Scientists take one gram of a substance to measure the heat capacity. Scientists use a specific equation for the specific heat of a substance, the mass of the substance, the temperature change and how much energy goes into the system and this equation is q=mCpDT.

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