Specific heat of mercury.
Specific heat of mercury:
Heat capacity is the quantity of heat absorbed (emitted) whole body in the process of heating (cooling) by 1 Kelvin.
Specific heat is a physical quantity, numerically equal to the quantity of heat which must be transferred to a body with mass of 1 kg in order that its temperature has changed by 1 Kelvin.
Specific heat capacity is denoted by c and is measured in j/(kg·K).
C = Q / (m·ΔT),
where Q is the quantity of heat received by the substance when heated (or precipitated during cooling),
m is the mass of the heated (cooled) material,
ΔT – difference between the final and initial temperatures of the substance.
Specific heat of mercury (C) is 0,140 kJ/(kg·K).
Specific heat of mercury is given at a temperature of 25 °C.
You must keep in mind that the specific heat capacity of a substance is affected by the temperature and other thermodynamic parameters (volume, pressure, etc.) and how did the changes of these thermodynamic parameters (for example, at constant pressure or at constant volume).
The exact value of the specific heat capacity of metals depending on the thermodynamic conditions (temperature, volume, pressure, etc.) need to look in directories.
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