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heat capacity Syllabification: heat ca·pac·i·ty
Pronunciation: /hēt kəˈpasədē/

Definition of heat capacity in English:


The number of heat units needed to raise the temperature of a body by one degree.
Example sentences
  • Since temperature is just the average kinetic energy of atoms, the heat capacity per unit volume is dependant on the number of atoms per unit volume.
  • In other words, water vapor has a low heat capacity and poor thermal conduction.
  • Specific heat capacity is something like energy density of a substance, and measures how much energy must be contained in a substance for it to have a certain temperature.
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