# What is high specific heat?

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Sep 20, 2017

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Specific heat is the amount of heat it takes to raise 1 gram of a substance by 1 °C. So a high specific heat would mean it would take more energy to make the substance heat up.

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SH= specific heat

q= heat in Joules

m= mass in grams

The formula below shows the relationship between specific heat and temperature:

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