You've experienced the specific heat capacity of water if you've ever dipped your feet in the water to cool down after walking in the hot sand.
It's always amazing to think about how refreshing a good cool glass of water can make us feel after a long and exhausting day. We've all heard that water helps to regulate our body's temperature and consequently makes us feel better. However, how do you suppose water accomplishes this? We'll delve into the property of water having an extraordinarily high specific heat capacity to solve this topic.
Heat capacity = Q/∆t,
Where Q is the quantity absorbed, and ∆t is the rise in temperature.
The definition of specific heat states that it is the quantity of heat required to make one unit of mass of a substance one degree hotter.
The relation between the heat capacity and the specific heat capacity is that the heat capacity of a material is called specific heat capacity or specific heat when the mass of the material is unity ( Heat capacity = Specific heat x mass).
Some things heat up quickly, whereas others take a long time to heat up.
Water is one of the latter; it has a high specific heat capacity since increasing its temperature takes more energy.
4182 J/kg°C is the specific heat capacity of water.
Specific heat capacity’s formula is
Q = C m ∆t
J kg-1 K-1 is the unit of specific heat capacity.
Q. What is the specific heat of a substance?
Specific heat states that it is the quantity of heat required to make one unit of mass of a substance one degree hotter.
Q. How do you measure specific heat?
Specific heat can be measured using the formula Q = C m ∆t
Q. What is the difference between heat capacity and specific heat capacity?
The heat capacity of a material is called specific heat capacity or specific heat when the mass of the material is unity.
Q. Why is the specific heat capacity of water higher than metal?
The specific heat capacity of water is higher than metal because it takes more energy to raise the temperature.
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