Specific Heat Capacity - Why is SHC the same whether you use K or degrees C? Eg. H2O at 4186 J kg^-1 C^-1 AND 4186 J kg^-1 K^-1 ?

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  • oubaas
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    Because what matters is not the absolute temperature but temperature variation ...since 1°C = 1k, then you can use both without any difference

  • 5 years ago

    an increment of Celsius and Kelvin is the same. It takes just as much energy to increase by one kelvin as it does by one Celsius. Kelvin is the Celsius scale, it just starts in a different place.

  • 5 years ago

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