## Abstract

The objective of this work is to find a suitable correlation that best fits the specific heat of metals, metal oxides and metal fluorides as a function of temperature. It was found that a multilinear regression model of the form Cp = aT^{b}e^{cT}e^{d/T} has the lowest deviation from experimental data compared to other correlations including a 4^{th} to 6^{th}-order polynomial regression model. The coefficient of determination, R^{2}, was very close to unity in most cases and the average of the absolute relative errors, AARE, was less than 5% for the specific heat of most of the systems studied. The overall AARE was about 1.8% for metals and 3% for metal oxides and metal fluorides, which is within the experimental error.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 257-265 |

Number of pages | 9 |

Journal | Latin American Applied Research |

Volume | 34 |

Issue number | 4 |

Publication status | Published - Oct 2004 |

## Keywords

- Correlations
- Metal fluorides
- Metal oxides
- Metals
- Specific heat

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Chemistry(all)
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Mechanical Engineering