# Topic: Specific Heat Capacity

## 5.01 use the following units: degree Celsius (°C), Kelvin (K), joule (J), kilogram (kg), kilogram/metre3 (kg/m3), metre (m), metre2 (m2), metre3 (m3), metre/second (m/s), metre/second2 (m/s2), newton (N) and pascal (Pa)

The units for:

temperature: degree Celsius (°C) or Kelvin (K)

Energy: Joule (J)

mass: Kilogram (kg)

density: kilogram/metre cubed (kg/m3)

distance: metre (m)

area: metre squared (m2)

volume: metre cubed (m3)

velocity: metre per second (m/s)

acceleration: metre per second squared (m/s2)

force: newton (N)

pressure: pascal (Pa)

## 5.11 practical: obtain a temperature–time graph to show the constant temperature during a change of state

1. Remove the boiling tube of stearic acid from
the water bath
2. Place the tube into a beaker of room
temperature water
3. Add a separate thermometer to the water
4. Take readings from the thermometer in the
stearic acid and the water every minute
[Make sure to avoid parallax error while doing so]
5. Note readings in the table below
6. Note on the table when you observe the stearic
acid change from a liquid to a solid.
7. Plot your results in a graph

## 5.14 practical: investigate the specific heat capacity of materials including water and some solids

1. Set up the apparatus as shown the diagram.
2. Make note of all measurements: current (A), potential difference (V), mass (kg).
3. Use the electronic balance to measure the mass of your
4. Record the initial temperature of you block.
5. Switch on the heater and start your stopwatch.
[You will now leave the heater on for 10 minutes]
6. While the heater is switched on take readings from the
Ammeter and the Voltmeter.
7. Use these to calculate the Thermal Energy that will be
supplied to the block in 10 minutes
8. Record the temperature of your block after 10 minutes.
9. Calculate the Change in Temperature
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