Intensive/Extensive-Heat Capacity/Specific Heat

TXKnight

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    So Im trying to get this straight:

    Specific heat is the E needed to raise a given amount of mass by one degree. It is an extensive property.

    Heat capacity is the E needed to raise the temp of something of KNOWN mass by one degree. It is an Intensive property.

    In a way, is it correct to thing of Heat capacity as the "standard" (like density) to measure against?........and specific heat as a particular measurement of a given substance (as specific gravity)?

    Correct???? I am hearing conflicting info...
     

    folktale

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      So Im trying to get this straight:

      Specific heat is the E needed to raise a given amount of mass by one degree. It is an extensive property.

      Heat capacity is the E needed to raise the temp of something of KNOWN mass by one degree. It is an Intensive property.

      In a way, is it correct to thing of Heat capacity as the "standard" (like density) to measure against?........and specific heat as a particular measurement of a given substance (as specific gravity)?

      Correct???? I am hearing conflicting info...

      given amount of mass can vary, but the heat capacity is a constant for a given material.
       
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