Definition of heat capacity in English:

heat capacity

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noun

  • another term for thermal capacity.
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    • Since temperature is just the average kinetic energy of atoms, the heat capacity per unit volume is dependant on the number of atoms per unit volume.
    • In other words, water vapor has a low heat capacity and poor thermal conduction.
    • Specific heat capacity is something like energy density of a substance, and measures how much energy must be contained in a substance for it to have a certain temperature.

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