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Specific heat of different materials

  1. Jul 6, 2009 #1
    if I have 3 materials and mixed it, can I compute for the specific heat of the "mixed" material?

    i have the data of the specific heat of each of the material and the precentage by weight.

    example: material 1 is 46% of the total weight, material 2 is 52% and material 3 is 2%

    cd = 0.46(4.186 ) + 0.52(3.4 ) + 0.02(4.3 ) = _____

    thanks in advance!
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  3. Jul 6, 2009 #2


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    Will the materials form compounds? If not, your approach should work fine.
  4. Jul 7, 2009 #3
    they will form a dough
  5. Jul 7, 2009 #4


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    Ah. Well, the components are going to react, yes? So presumably the weighted method won't work for more than a few minutes/hours. After that, you'd need to use the specific heat of the new materials.
  6. Jul 24, 2009 #5
    can you estimate the specific of a material having these properties?

    specific gravity 1.09

    PH 4.2

    Viscosity 1,000 cP
  7. Jul 24, 2009 #6
    That's funny. I don't know why, but it just is. Probably because it's so unusual: LOL.
  8. Jul 24, 2009 #7
    what is so funny about that?
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