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 formulas

\(\large{ Q =  \frac{q}{m\; \Delta T}   }\)   
\(\large{ Q = \frac {k} {\alpha  \;  \rho }     }\)   

Where:

\(\large{ Q }\) = specific heat capacity

\(\large{ \rho }\)  (Greek symbol rho) = density

\(\large{ q }\) = heat

\(\large{ m }\) = mass

\(\large{ \Delta T }\) = temperature differential

\(\large{ k }\) = thermal conductivity

\(\large{ \alpha }\)  (Greek symbol alpha) = thermal diffusivity

 

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