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

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


 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 \(\large{F}\) \(\large{K}\)


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