What is the difference between specific heat and enthalpy of formation?
Specific heat capacity
For example, the specific heat capacity
It is defined as the amount of energy (heat) that is needed to raise the temperature of
However, the standard heat of formation of water is defined as the amount of energy (heat) that will be released when forming one mole of water from its elements at their standard conditions:
Here is a video that explains more about the specific heat capacity and its use:
Thermochemistry | Enthalpy and Calorimetry.