What is Specific Heat Capacity?
Specific Heat Capacity is the amount of energy that must be added, in the form of heat, to one unit of mass of the substance in order to cause an increase of one unit in temperature. The SI unit of specific heat is joule per kelvin and kilogram, J/(K kg). The specific heat often varies with temperature, and is different for each state of matter. The specific heat of a substance is typically determined according to the definition; namely, by measuring the heat capacity of a sample of the substance, usually with a calorimeter, and dividing by the sample's mass.
How to Calculate Specific Heat Capacity?
Specific Heat Capacity calculator uses Specific Heat Capacity = Heat Energy/(Mass*Rise in Temperature) to calculate the Specific Heat Capacity, Specific Heat Capacity is the heat required to raise the temperature of the unit mass of a given substance by a given amount. Specific Heat Capacity is denoted by c symbol.
How to calculate Specific Heat Capacity using this online calculator? To use this online calculator for Specific Heat Capacity, enter Heat Energy (Q), Mass (M) & Rise in Temperature (ΔT_{rise}) and hit the calculate button. Here is how the Specific Heat Capacity calculation can be explained with given input values -> 7.404795 = 4200/(0.03545*16).