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Specific heat capacity: Quiz


Question 1: [2] The specific heat capacity of virtually any substance can be measured, including ________, compounds, alloys, solutions, and composites.
CarbonHeliumChemical elementHydrogen

Question 2: where Cp,m and Cv,m are ________ heat capacities expressed on a per mole basis at constant pressure and constant volume, respectively.
Gibbs free energySpecific heat capacityIntensive and extensive propertiesTemperature

Question 3: For a more modern and precise analysis of the heat capacities of solids, especially at low temperatures, it is useful to use the idea of ________.

Question 4: In the United States other units of measure for specific heat capacity may be quoted in disciplines such as construction, civil engineering, and ________.
Chemical engineeringMaterials scienceMechanical engineeringEnvironmental Engineering Science

Question 5: It is easy to calculate the expected number of vibrational degrees of freedom (or ________).
Eigenvalue, eigenvector and eigenspaceQuantum mechanicsNormal modeSchrödinger equation

Question 6: Of particular usefulness in this context are the values of heat capacity for constant volume, CV, and constant ________, CP.
ForcePressure measurementTemperaturePressure

Question 7: When measuring specific heat capacity in most science fields, the unit quantity of a substance is defined invariably in terms of mass, most often the gram or kilogram, both being units in the ________.
International System of UnitsConversion of unitsMetric systemSystems of measurement

Question 8: As the temperature approaches ________, the specific heat capacity of a system also approaches zero.
CarbonEntropyAbsolute zeroThermodynamic temperature

Question 9: Large exceptions involve solids composed of light, tightly-bonded atoms such as ________ at 2.0 R, and diamond at only 0.735 R.

Question 10: If the quantum ________ approximation is made, it turns out that the quantum vibrational energy level spacings are actually inversely proportional to the square root of the reduced mass of the atoms composing the diatomic molecule.
Harmonic oscillatorSimple harmonic motionClassical mechanicsDamping


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