molar specific heat


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molar specific heat

[′mō·lər spə‚sif·ik ‚hēt]
(physical chemistry)
The ratio of the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 mole of a compound 1°, to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 mole of a reference substance, such as water, 1° at a specified temperature. Also known as molal specific heat; molecular specific heat.
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