What units express specific heat capacity?

1 Answer
Jun 28, 2017

Answer:

Cal per gram per degrees Celcius

Explanation:

#(Cal) / (g*t)#

where t is temperature in degrees Celcius

or

#(BTU)/(lb*t)#

where t is in degrees Fahrenheit

are common specific heat capacity units.

In addition,

#(kJ) / (kg*t)#

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).