What is Specific heat capacity?
Specific heat capacity is how much heat energy is required to raise 1kg of a substance by 1 degree Celsius. Specific heat capacity is the amount of heat energy required to raise the temperature of a substance per unit of mass. The specific heat capacity of a material is a physical property and different materials have a different specific heat capacity.
Specific heat capacity equation
To calculate Specific heat capacity we write the equation like this.
$\Delta E = mc\Delta\text T$
Specific heat capacity demo
In this tutorial you will learn how to calculate how much energy is needed to raise the temperature of a known mass of a substance.
Chilled practice question
The specific heat capacity of water is 4200 J/Kg/ oC. Calculate the energy needed to raise 4 Kg from 18 °C to 35 °C.
Frozen practice question
Calculate the S.H.C of a 750 g material which needs 14 KJ to raise its temperature by 22 °C ?
Science in context
Specific heat capacity is how much heat energy is required to raise 1kg of a substance by 1 degree Celsius
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