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Specific heat of Al

  1. Feb 21, 2012 #1
    Does the value of specific heat change with phase?
    If yes, why so and what are its values for Al in liquid and solid phase.
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  3. Feb 22, 2012 #2


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    See this - http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/je60047a035

    See this - http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/tables/sphtt.html - at 20°C (293K), the value is about 900 J/kg-K.

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    Temp    c[SUB]p[/SUB]
      K      J/kg-K
     400      949
     600    1033
     800    1146
    Ref: Incropera and DeWitt, Introduction to Heat Transfer, 2 ed, 1985, 1990., Appendix A

    Gathers, G. R., International Journal of Thermophysics, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp.209-226
    Thermophysical properties of liquid copper and aluminum

    Richard Addison McDonald
    Enthalpy, heat capacity, and heat of fusion of aluminum from 366.degree. to 1647.degree.K
    J. Chem. Eng. Data, 1967, 12 (1), pp 115–118

    Thomas W. Chapman
    The heat capacity of liquid metals,
    Materials Science and Engineering, Volume 1, Issue 1, May 1966, Pages 65-69, ISSN 0025-5416, 10.1016/0025-5416(66)90012-7.

    One might be able to find the journal articles in the university library.
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