# Specific Heat Capacity

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Thermodynamics

Specific heat capacity, abbreviated as Q, also called specific heat, is the amount of energy required to increase the temperature of the substance by 1°C.

### Specific Heat Capacity formula

$$\large{ Q = \frac{q}{m\; \Delta T} }$$

Where:

$$\large{ Q }$$ = specific heat capacity

$$\large{ q }$$ = heat

$$\large{ m }$$ = mass

$$\large{ \Delta T }$$ = temperature differential

Tags: Equations for Heat