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specific heat

Syllabification: spe·cif·ic heat

Definition of specific heat in English:


The heat required to raise the temperature of the unit mass of a given substance by a given amount (usually one degree).
Example sentences
  • It takes more heat to raise the temperature of a substance with a higher specific heat capacity than one with a lower.
  • The specific heat capacity of water is 4200 J / KG / C.
  • Joseph Black and Johann Wilcke developed the concept of specific heat capacity.

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