# Specific Heat

The specific heat is obtained in thermodynamics when the volume of heat per unit mass/area raises the temperature by 1°C (Celsius).

In other words, the level of heat, in kcal (calories), needed to increase the temperature of one gram (g) of matter by one degree C ° (Celsius). Back in the 18th century, Scottish scientist Joseph Black founded the concept of specific heat. He observed that the same masses of various substances required different amounts of heat to raise them with equal temperature intervals. From this, he founded the concept of specific heat.

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## Formula of Specific Heat Calculator

The association between heat and temperature transformation is generally expressed in the form given below, where c is the specific heat.

\[Q = mc\Delta T\]

**Where,**

Q = heat energy

m = mass

c = specific heat capacity

∆t = change in temperature

The association doesn’t apply if a phase change is encountered during the process because heat added or removed under phase change doesn’t modify the temperature.

**Note:**

To know about specific gravity, you can use our Specific Gravity Calculator.

### Example

For a better understanding see the question and its solution below:

Suppose a metal ball having a weight of 24-gram is heated at 200°C (Celsius) among 2330 Joules of energy. Find the specific heat of the metal ball.

**Given data**

m = 25 grams

ΔT = 200 °C

Q = 2330 J

**To Find**

c = specific heat = ?

**Solution**

Add the values in the formula

Q = mcΔT

Putting values in the formula:

2330 = (25)* c *(200)

c = 2330 / 5000

c = 0.466 J/g°C

### How to use Specific Heat Calculator?

The steps to use a specific heat calculator are as follows:

**Step 1: **Enter the value of energy in the first required input.

**Step 2: **Enter the value of the change in temperature in the second required input.

**Step 3: **Enter the value of mass in the third required input.

**Step 4: **The calculator will automatically display an answer on the screen.

### Calculator use

This specific heat calculator works with the algorithm that finds the heat capacity of a substance you want. By using the above formula, this calculator will find the most prescribed and correct solutions/results to your problems.