# Specific Heat Capacity

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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

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