One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The heat required to raise the temperature of the unit mass of a given substance by a given amount (usually one degree).
- ‘Joseph Black and Johann Wilcke developed the concept of specific heat capacity.’
- ‘The specific heat capacity of water is 4200 J / KG / C.’
- ‘It takes more heat to raise the temperature of a substance with a higher specific heat capacity than one with a lower.’
- ‘Water has an extremely high specific heat capacity.’
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