# How do you measure specific heat capacity?

**Specific heat capacity**is

**measured**by

**determining**how much

**heat**energy is needed to raise one gram of a substance one degree Celsius. The

**specific heat capacity**of water is 4.2 joules per gram per degree Celsius or 1 calorie per gram per degree Celsius.

Also asked, what is the formula for calculating specific heat capacity?

The units of **specific heat capacity** are J/(kg °C) or equivalently J/(kg K). The **heat capacity** and the **specific heat** are related by C=cm or c=C/m. The mass m, **specific heat** c, change in temperature ΔT, and **heat** added (or subtracted) Q are related by the **equation**: Q=mcΔT.

Also, what is the formula of specific heat? Specific heat is the amount of heat required to raise one gram of any substance one degree Celsius or Kelvin. The formula for specific heat is the amount of heat absorbed or released = **mass** x specific heat x change in temperature.

Beside above, what instrument is used to measure specific heat capacity?

calorimeter

How is specific heat capacity measured?

**Specific heat capacity** is **measured** by determining how much **heat** energy is needed to raise one gram of a substance one degree Celsius. The **specific heat capacity** of water is 4.2 joules per gram per degree Celsius or 1 calorie per gram per degree Celsius.