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Heat Capacity Calculator
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Heat Capacity is denoted by a C. It is defined by amount of heat that is required to increase the temperature of given substance by 1 degree celcius.

Heat Capacity Calculator is used to calculate either amount of heat absorbed by a substance, temperature change or Heat capacity if any of the two quantities are given.
 

Step by Step Calculation

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Step 1 :  

Heat Capacity Formula:


 


C = m * s


 


m = $\frac{C}{s}$


 


s = $\frac{C}{m}$


 


Where


 


C = Heat Capacity


 


m = mass


 


s = specific heat



Step 2 :  

Put the values in the formula and calculate it further.



Example Problems

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  1. Calculate heat transfer of water if mass is 1 kg? Given specific heat of water s = 4200 J/kg oC.


    Step 1 :  

    Given:


     


    m = 1 kg


     


    s = 4200 J / Kg oC


     


    Heat Capacity Formula:


     


    C = m * s



    Step 2 :  

    Put the values in the formula and calculate it further.


     


    = 1kg $\times$ 4200 J/kg oC




    = 4200 J/kg oC.



    Answer  :  

    C = 4200 J/kg oC.



  2. What is the specific heat of given subtance if heat transfer is 500 J and has a mass of 4 kg?


    Step 1 :  

    Given:


     


    c = 500 J / oC



    m = 4kg



    s = ?


     


    Heat Capacity Formula:



    s = $\frac{C}{m}$



    Step 2 :  

    Put the values in the formula and calculate it further.


     


    s = $\frac{500}{4}$


     


    s = 125 J / Kg oC



    Answer  :  

    s = 125 J / Kg oC.



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