What is the difference between 'thermal capacity' and 'specific heat capacity'?
Thermal capacity, also referred to as heat capacity, is the amount of heat required to change the temperature of an object by a certain degree. On the other hand, specific heat capacity, also referred to as the specific heat of a material, is the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of an object per unit mass of that object.
From these definitions, we can see that thermal capacity is an extensive property. This...
(The entire section contains 225 words.)
check Approved by eNotes Editorial