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Specific Heat of Water - Chapter Summary
In these lessons on specific heat of water, you can quickly review how to measure energy changes in chemical reactions. You can also make sure that you have a clear understanding of enthalpy. By the end of the chapter, you should be positioned to:
- Calculate specific heat capacity for different substances
- Provide examples of specific heat capacity of water
- Explain energy transfer in physical and chemical processes
- Discuss enthalpy of solutions
- Recall thermal properties of water
- List causes and effects of thermal pollution
The easy-to-follow teaching style used by our expert educators can help you quickly get up to speed on specific heat of water. A brief quiz is available for each lesson to test your comprehension of concepts covered. Each of these simple and fun lessons only take about 5 minutes to complete.
1. How to Calculate Specific Heat Capacity for Different Substances
This lesson describes specific heat capacity and explains how the specific heat capacity of water helps to maintain a relatively constant temperature in nature. Learn how to identify the specific heat capacity of other common materials and how to calculate specific heat capacity with an experiment.
2. Specific Heat Capacity of Water & Other Solvents: Comparison & Examples
Have you ever thought about how much energy our oceans absorb from the Sun? Why don't they boil, especially in hot, tropical areas? This lesson will answer that question by looking at the specific heat capacity of water as well as other solvents.
3. Enthalpy: Energy Transfer in Physical and Chemical Processes
This video explores the relationship between chemistry and energy. We learn the general properties of energy and the concepts of temperature and heat. We will learn about energy flow and consider the enthalpy change during chemical reactions.
4. Enthalpy of Solutions
In this lesson, we will discuss thermodynamics and enthalpy. Specifically, we will discuss enthalpy of solutions and the equation for determining the enthalpy of a solution.
5. Thermal Properties of Water
Water has many unique properties that are important to life on Earth. In this lesson we will explore the thermal properties of water to gain a better understanding of how they support life.
6. Causes and Effects of Thermal Pollution
Pollution always seems to be a hot topic. From air pollution to the pollution of our drinking water, we are constantly aware of how we are changing our planet. In this lesson, we'll explore the causes and effects of one type of pollution: thermal pollution.
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