20. Measurement of the specific heat capacity for a solid
- 00:16 What do you think is the appropriate final temperature?
- 01:29 Compare your answer with a data book value. Was your calculated value of specific thermal capacity too high / low?
- Which of the measurements you made is likely to be the one most in error? In which direction is it in error, and why might this be?
1 kg blocks for thermal capacity
12 V immersion heater (typically 60 W)
thermometer, 0 – 100 oC
power supply, 0 – 12 V rated to supply 6 A
4 mm leads
two digital multimeters
Hot metals can cause severe burns
Students should wear eye protection and should handle apparatus with tongs.