# Question #516fc

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Apr 21, 2014

To calculate the specific heat capacity of a substance, use the formula

where Q is the quantity of heat (energy) needed to raise the temperature of 1 kg of a substance by 1°C, measured in J;

m is the mass of the substance, in kg;

C is the specific heat capacity of the material, in

If you are looking for the specific heat capacity (C), you will need to isolate it by dividing both sides by

**Example:**

To raise the temperature of 400 g of gold from