Specific Heat Capacity

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Thermodynamics

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

Specific heat Capacity formula

 $$\large{ Q = m \; c \; \Delta T }$$

Where:

 Units English Metric $$\large{ Q }$$ = specific heat capacity $$\large{\frac{Btu}{lbm-F}}$$ $$\large{\frac{kJ}{kg-K}}$$ $$\large{ m }$$ = mass $$\large{lbm}$$ $$\large{kg}$$ $$\large{ c }$$ = specific heat $$\large{\frac{Btu}{lbm-F}}$$ $$\large{\frac{kJ}{kg-K}}$$ $$\large{ \Delta T }$$ = temperature change $$\large{F}$$ $$\large{K}$$