what is calorific value ?

Asked by greatnalin | 22nd Nov, 2009, 04:03: PM

Expert Answer:

The heating value or calorific value of a substance, usually a fuel or food, is the amount of heat released during the combustion of a specified amount of it. The calorific value is a characteristic for each substance. It is measured in units of energy per unit of the substance, usually mass, such as: kcal/kg, kJ/kg, J/mol, Btu/m³.

Answered by  | 22nd Nov, 2009, 11:19: PM

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