# Specific Heat Capacity

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

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

\(\large{ Q = \frac {k} {\alpha \; \rho } }\)

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 diffusity

Tags: Equations for Heat