Rule of Mixtures Calculator for Heat Capacity

specific heat capacity rule of mixtures calculator

The mass of each individual component is equivalent to the total mass of the mixture, which can theoretically be broken down into separate parts.

The heat capacity of a mixture can be calculated using the rule of mixtures. The new heat capacity depends on the proportion of each component, which can be calculated from mass or volume. If mass is used for one component, it must be used for all components, similarly for volume. The units of mass or volume don’t matter, as long as they match; eg: if ml are used for one component, they must be used for all components.

\[C_{p\,mixture}=\Big(\frac{m_{1}}{m_{mixture}}\Big)C_{p\,1}+\Big(\frac{m_{2}}{m_{mixture}}\Big)C_{p\,2}\]

Where:
\(C_{p}\) = Heat Capacity
\(m\) = Mass
\(m_{mixture}\) is \(m_{1}+m_{2}\)

 

Rule of Mixtures Specific Heat Capacity feature

RULE OF MIXTURES CALCULATOR BLOG POST

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RULE OF MIXTURES CALCULATOR – Step 1

To start, input the number of materials you’d like to mix, select either volume or mass, then select your units. 
Click “Continue” to go to the next step.

How Many Materials:
Mass or Volume:
Units: