Specific Heat Calculator

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.

Specific Heat Calculator Representation

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

\[Q = mc\Delta T\]


Q is the heat energy.
m is equal to mass.
c is equal to specific heat capacity.
∆t is the 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.


For 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?


Let sum up the above date below,

Given Data,

m = 25 grams
ΔT = 200 °C
Q = 2330 J

To Find,

c = specific heat = ?

Add the values in the formula

Q = mcΔT
2330 = (25)* c *(200)
2330 = 5000 c
c = 2330/5000


c = 0.466 J/g°C

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.