Given the specific heat of water, find the molar heat capacity of water

Submitted by saiyanmx89 on Thu, 2009-03-05 21:26

The specific heat of water is 4.18 J/g^{o}C. Calculate the molar heat capacity of water.

How do I set this equation up?

I'm pretty sure....

4.18J/gC * (18.02g/mol) = 75.3J/molC

chrisf

Fri, 2009-03-06 09:12

think about the problem - look at the units of specific heat (J per g per oC) - particularly the 'per g' part. You just need to know what the value would be for 1 mole of water, so find what 1 mol of water weighs and the answer should be evident

I'm pretty sure....

4.18J/gC * (18.02g/mol) = 75.3J/molC

chrisf

Fri, 2009-03-06 09:12

think about the problem - look at the units of specific heat (J per g per oC) - particularly the 'per g' part. You just need to know what the value would be for 1 mole of water, so find what 1 mol of water weighs and the answer should be evident

kingchemist

Fri, 2009-03-06 12:01