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Specific Heat Capacity

  1. Dec 1, 2009 #1
    Is it possible to find specific heat capacity given mass, initial and final temperature, and time? The liquid in question has not been given
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  3. Dec 1, 2009 #2


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    If you know the power input and the rate of heat loss to the surroundings
  4. Dec 1, 2009 #3
    As mgb_phys stated you need to know the heat transfer in/out of the mass or the boundary worked performed on/by it. If the mass is compressible, you may also need to know the initial and final pressures as well.
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