Template talk:Chembox HeatCapacity

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Heat capacity refers to objects. The more appropriate term is Specific Heat Capacity referring to the actual material.

"Molar specific heat capacity" is a particular unit for "specific heat capacity" but all contributors using this property had been using a different unit (kg or g) making this inconsistent with actual usage.

I have therefore decided to change the display to "Specific Heat Capacity". -- Uiteoi (talk) 12:52, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Heat capacity is the general term, and can refer to either objects or substances. Specific heat capacity is the heat capacity per unit mass of a substance; molar heat capacity is the heat capacity per mole of a substance. They are not the same physical quantity, see our article on amount of substance for more details. I have reverted back to the more general term, as I am not sure which quantities are actually listed in the chemboxes. Physchim62 (talk) 16:09, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
Actually, I've left it as it is as the three chemboxes which use it all quote specific heat capacity and not molar heat capacity. Physchim62 (talk) 16:12, 22 April 2008 (UTC)