How can I find the specific heat of Normal Saline 0.9% ?

by Prin
Tags: heat, normal, normal saline, saline, specific
Prin is offline
Oct13-13, 01:24 AM
P: 3
I have to use this specific heat value to calculate the heat load for designing a machine as refrigerator.
Could you please help me to find accurate value.

ps. This normal saline is used for medication.
Phys.Org News Partner Engineering news on
Lifting the brakes on fuel efficiency
PsiKick's batteryless sensors poised for coming 'Internet of things'
Researcher launches successful tech start-up to help the blind
Borek is offline
Oct13-13, 03:21 AM
Borek's Avatar
P: 22,691
It is within a few percent of pure water specific heat, won't it be enough?
Prin is offline
Oct13-13, 03:46 AM
P: 3
Thank you for your attention,Borek.
You mean that I can use the specific heat of Normal Saline as equal as the specific heat of pure water.
and I've seen some website told like this,too. I found some results told that the properties is as same as pure water such as boiling point,melting point,..but
It's necessary to have a evidence to support this issue for my graduating bachelor degree's project.

SteamKing is offline
Oct13-13, 05:01 AM
HW Helper
P: 5,554

How can I find the specific heat of Normal Saline 0.9% ?

This link provides some data for the properties of saline solutions:

Scroll down for specific heat.

Adding salt to water reduces the specific heat. For the concentration that you have, Borek is right, the spec. ht. for pure water is a conservative number.
Prin is offline
Oct13-13, 09:30 AM
P: 3
Thank you,SteamKing.

Register to reply

Related Discussions
Experiment to find specific heat of a liquid Engineering, Comp Sci, & Technology Homework 4
How to find composition using Specific HEat General Physics 3
Using specific heat stuff to find amount of heat(Q=mCT) Introductory Physics Homework 2
Need to find Density and specific heat of NaOH Biology, Chemistry & Other Homework 0
Using the Gibbs-Dalton Law to find Specific Heat Ratio Introductory Physics Homework 4