# What is the specific heat capacity of ice, water and steam?

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Nov 25, 2015

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4.187 kJ/kgK, 2.108 kJ/kgK, 1.996 kJ/kgK for water, ice, and water vapor respectively.

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The specific heat capacity, or the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of a specific substance in a specific form one degree Celsius, for water is 4.187 kJ/kgK, for ice 2.108 kJ/kgK, and for water vapor (steam) 1.996 kJ/kgK.

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