# Specific Heat

Specific heat, abbreviated as c, is the amount of energy required to increase one gram of a substance by 1 degree celsius.

## Specific heat formula

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

### Where:

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\(\large{ c }\) = specific heat | \(\large{\frac{Btu}{lbm-F}}\) | \(\large{\frac{kJ}{kg-K}}\) |

\(\large{ m }\) = mass | \(\large{lbm}\) | \(\large{kg}\) |

\(\large{ Q }\) = specific heat capacity | \(\large{\frac{Btu}{lbm-F}}\) | \(\large{\frac{kJ}{kg-K}}\) |

\(\large{ \Delta T }\) = temperature change | \(\large{F}\) | \(\large{K}\) |

## Related Specific Heat formula

\(\large{ c = \frac{ U^2 }{ 2 \; Ec \; \Delta T } }\) | (Eckert number) |

### Where:

\(\large{ c }\) = specific heat

\(\large{ U }\) = characteristic flow velocity

\(\large{ Ec }\) = Eckert number

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