Molar and Specific Heat Capacities Quiz

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In calorimetry, a system is said to be isolated if ____________.

no heat exchange occurs between the system and its surroundings

What is the purpose of the outer jacket in a calorimeter?

To reduce heat loss from the inner vessel

Which gas has the highest molar specific heat capacity among the listed gases?


What is the principle used when determining the specific heat capacity of a solid using calorimetry?

Heat gained is equal to heat lost

Which material has the highest specific heat capacity among ice, glass, iron, kerosene, edible oil, and mercury?


What is the function of the metallic vessel in a calorimeter?

To reduce heat loss to the surroundings

What type of system is described in the text when a copper calorimeter containing hot water is placed inside a double-walled vessel?

Isolated system

According to the information provided, why is the graph of log e (T2–T1) against time a straight line with a negative slope?

Because of the heat transfer between the hot water and the surrounding medium

What is the significance of Eq. 10.22 mentioned in the text?

It represents the energy conservation principle in calorimetry

In Example 10.8, when a pan filled with hot food cools from 94 °C to 86 °C in 2 minutes, what is the average temperature change per minute?

3 °C/min

What role does the specific heat capacity constant 'K' play in the cooling process described in Example 10.8?

Determines the rate of temperature change

What is the primary factor that allows heat to flow according to the text provided?

Temperature difference between bodies

What is the specific heat capacity of water in J kg^-1 K^-1?

4.18 × 10^3

What is the specific heat capacity of copper in J kg^-1 K^-1?

0.386 × 10^3

In calorimetry, what principle states that the heat lost by one object equals the heat gained by another?

Conservation of Energy

What is the specific heat capacity of the aluminium sphere in kJ kg^-1 K^-1?


What is the change in temperature (∆T2) of the water and calorimeter in degrees Celsius?


What is meant by a 'change of state' in thermodynamics?

A transition from one physical state to another involving an exchange of heat

Test your knowledge on molar and specific heat capacities of gases and materials. Learn about Cp, Cv values and how to measure heat using a calorimeter.

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