What is the heat capacity of water?

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Apr 18, 2018

It depends on the temperature...

Chemists say the isobaric, mass heat capacity is #~~4.184 J/(g*K)# (because we like #25^@ "C"#), and physicists say it is #~~4.186 J/(g*K)# (because they like #20^@ "C"#).

An easy way out of this is to just say #1 (cal)/(g*K)#, since 1 calorie raises one gram of water by #1^oC#, or #1K# (same interval).

I tend to use #4.184 J/(g*K)# as a chemist, but whatever the case, if you use a specific one, know what temperature you are at.

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