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Covers the study of (mostly homogeneous) macroscopic systems from a heat/energy/entropy point of view. Consider also using tag: [statistical-mechanics].

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So why is the gas constant in $C=3R/M$? How does this relate to the specific heat capacity of a solid element?
asked Apr 20 by Fred Weasley
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I am fairly new to the thermodynamics topic, I have been introduced that as the temperature of a particle increases, so does the speed of the particle; it moves faster. However, I never been told how …
asked Jan 7 by Fred Weasley
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Consider Object A which has a temperature of 70°C and Object B which has a temperature of 20°C. The objects are placed right next to each other. Now, as far as i know, the temperature is defined as …
asked Jan 12 by Fred Weasley
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So for a school assignment, i am required to measure the Specific Heat Capacity of copper and from this, i need to create a research question. I have been told that i need to include the dependent and …
asked Apr 15 by Fred Weasley
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Lead has 207 amu and 125j/kg/c while copper has 63 amu and 376 j/kg/c, why is that? So if energy is stored in the motion of the particles, heavier particles should move slower and therefore wouldn't t …
asked Apr 19 by Fred Weasley
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So i did an experiment which requires me to calculate the specific heat capacity of copper. To do that i equate the quantity of heat loss by copper and quantity of heat gained by water. (heated copper …
asked Apr 16 by Fred Weasley
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Do electrons contribute to the overall specific heat capacity? Please explain why and why not. I researched for a bit and most of them said mostly phonons contribute to the specific heat but never men …
asked Apr 21 by Fred Weasley
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So on a macroscopic level, there is physical contact and the heat energy is being transferred from the higher temp. to lower temp. But what about in a microscopic level, whats going on? As far as i …
asked Jan 9 by Fred Weasley
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Explain that a system with thermal energy has the capacity to do mechanical work. Also, in addition to this what are the differences between work and mechanical work?
asked Jan 17 by Fred Weasley
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I have been told that fluids expand and become less dense when heated, but i never been told why. So my question is why do fluids become less dense when heated? What is going on in a microscopic level …
asked Jan 10 by Fred Weasley
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So how do the temperature and wavelength related and why do hot objects tend to emit shorter wavelength?
asked Jan 10 by Fred Weasley
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explain that energy transfers and transformations in mechanical systems always result in some heat loss to the environment. Like why is it necessary for a heat loss?
asked Jan 19 by Fred Weasley
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What are the differences between specific latent heat and latent heat? As far as I know, latent heat is the heat required or released during the change of state, without change of temperature. So wha …
asked Jan 13 by Fred Weasley