Sensible Heat

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Thermodynamics

Sensible Heat

The heat added to a substance which increases its temperature but not the phase is called sensible heat.  The sensible heat added to a substance can be readily calculated.  The quantity of heat in a body or the amount of heat energy which a body gains or loses in passing through a temperature range is measured in thermal units.

Sensible Heat Formula

\(\large{ Q = mc  \Delta T }\)         

Where:

\(\large{ Q }\) = sensible heat

\(\large{ c }\) = specific heat

\(\large{ m }\) = mass

\(\large{ \Delta T }\) = change in temperature

 

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