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Specific Heat Capacity Practical

Specific Heat Capacity of Solids

This video shows a standard school experiment where the specific heat capacity of a 1kg block of aluminium is heated with an electric immersion heater. It is left for ten minutes so you can take results of the temperature during this time.

Specific Heat Capacity of Solids - RESULTS

This is quite an involved analysis - with the gradient of the graph used to find the specific heat capacity of aluminium. In this video I explain how I did this and why my experimental value may be slightly too high.

Specific Heat Capacity of Liquids

Tap water was heated with a small electrical heater and its temperature recorded every minute for ten minutes. With values for mass, voltage, current, time and temperature you can calculate a value for the specific heat capacity of water.

Specific Heat Capacity of Liquids - RESULTS

Once all the data is analysed you can use the gradient from the straight part of the graph to calculate the specific heat capacity of water.

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