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Atomic heat

the product of an element’s atomic weight and its specific heat (capacity)
Historical Examples

The atomic heat of a metal in the solid state is in most cases larger than six calories at ordinary temperatures.
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Estimated at constant pressure the atomic heat would be 3.5.
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This states that “the atomic heat (the product of the atomic weight and specific heat) of all elements is a constant quantity.”
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