# Specific Heat Capacity

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

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\(\large{ Q }\) = 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 | \(\large{F}\) | \(\large{K}\) |

Tags: Heat Equations Specific Heat Equations Heat Capacity Equations