Heat Capacity

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Thermodynamics

Heat capacity, abbreviated as C or \(c_p\), also called thermal capacity, is the ratio of heat transferred to raise the temperature of an object.  The heat gain or loss results in a change in temperature and the state and performance of work.

Heat Capacity Formula

\(\large{ C = \frac {\Delta Q} { \Delta T }     }\)         

Where:

\(\large{ C }\) = heat capacity

\(\large{ \Delta Q }\) = amount of heat transfered

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

 

Tags: Equations for Heat