# Question #d6cee

Aug 25, 2017

See explanation.

#### Explanation:

The specific heat is the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of a mass unit of the substance by 1 degree Kelvin.

Example:

The specific heat of water at ${20}^{o} C$ is ${c}_{p} = 4182 \frac{J}{k g K}$.

This means that to increase the temperature of $1 k g$ of water from ${20}^{o} C$ to ${21}^{o} C$ you have to add $4182 J$ of energy