**Specific heat capacity** is how much heat **energy** is required to raise 1 **kg** of a substance by 1 **°C**.

## What is Specific heat capacity?

**Specific heat capacity** is how much heat **energy** is required to raise 1 **kg** of a substance by 1 **°C**. **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 capacities.

## Specific heat capacity equation

To calculate Specific heat capacity we write the equation like this.

$\Delta E = mc\Delta\theta$

## Specific heat capacity demo

In this tutorial you will learn how to calculate how much **energy** is required to raise the** temperature** of a known **mass** of a substance.

## Chilled practice question

The specific heat capacity of water is 4200 **J/Kg/ °C**. Calculate the **energy** needed to raise 4 **Kg** of water from 18 **°C **to 35 **°C**.

## Frozen practice question

Calculate the **S.H.C** of 750 **g** of material which needs 14 **KJ** of heat energy to raise its temperature by 22 **°C** ?

## Science in context

**Specific heat capacity** is how much heat **energy** is required to raise 1 **kg** of a substance by 1 **°C**.

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