# What units express specific heat capacity?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 28, 2017

Cal per gram per degrees Celcius

#### Explanation:

where t is temperature in degrees Celcius

or

where t is in degrees Fahrenheit

are common specific heat capacity units.

In addition,

if you select mass of substance in kilograms and temperature of it in degrees Celcius, is also used.

For example, 333 kiloJoules (kJ) will melt 1 kg of ice. 2257 kJ are needed to convert 1 kg of liquid water at 100 degrees Celcius to water vapor (steam).