# 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.

\[Q = mc\Delta T\]

**Where,**

Qis the heat energy.

mis equal to mass.

cis equal to specific heat capacity.

∆tis 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.

### Example

For better understanding see the question and its solution below;

### Problem

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?

### Solution

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

**Answer**

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.