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.

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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.

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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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