How does specific heat change with pressure?

1 Answer
Jun 15, 2015

Specific heat is the energy required to effect a given temperature change in a known mass.


As heat flows into a system, its temperature will increase. The amount of temperature increase depends on solely three things:

  • How much heat was added
  • The size of the object
  • The material that the object was made off

Metal tends to have a higher specific heat while water have a low specific heat capacity.

In terms of pressure, according to Boyle's law, there is a direct relationship between pressure and temperature.