On no one subject in chemistry has there been so much labor expended, as in determining the specific heat of watery vapor.
Heat Measurement; specific heat, heat of fusion, of vaporization, combustion.
From a series of elaborate experiments, Person deduced 0.505 as the specific heat of ice, or about half that of water.
The retention of this idea leads to the discovery of specific heat.
The heat given out by the substance will be hdT, where h is the specific heat of the substance in the second phase.
He found the specific heat of superheated steam to be 0.4805.
This applies alike to solids, liquids, and gases; each one is a carrier of heat in proportion to its specific heat.
The subject of specific heat is clearly explained, and so are the phenomena of liquefaction and evaporation.
The specific heat of water being about four times that of air, it readily takes up the heat of compression.
This effect is considered as due not to any difference in specific heat, but to a difference in conducting power.
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See under heat capacity.