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At what phase is the heat capacity the greatest?

  1. Feb 19, 2012 #1
    At what phase is the heat capacity the greatest? Is it when the substance is a solid, liquid or gas? Please also explain why.

    I believe that the heat capacity is the greatest when the subastance is a solid.
     
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  3. Feb 19, 2012 #2
    What about water?
     
  4. Feb 19, 2012 #3
    For water the heat capacity is the greatest when it is a liquid. However is not water an exception? What is the overall rule?
     
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