# How do you find heat capacity from specific heat capacity?

**specific heat capacity of**a substance is the

**heat capacity of**a sample

**of**the substance divided by the mass

**of**the sample. Informally, it is the amount

**of**energy that must be added, in the form

**of heat**, to one unit

**of**mass

**of**the substance in order to cause an increase

**of**one unit in its temperature.

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Also, what is the formula for 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.

Similarly, how do you calculate specific heat from molar heat capacity? kg/mol is the SI unit for **molar** mass. Multiply the **specific heat** by the **molar** mass to get the **molar specific heat**. For example, the **molar** mass of water is ≈0.018 kg/mol.

In this manner, what is the relation between heat capacity and specific heat capacity?

(1) : **Heat Capacity** of the substance is defined as the amount of **heat** required to raise the temperature of the substance by 1 o C 1^o C 1oC whereas **Specific Heat Capacity** is defined as the amount of **heat** required to raise the temperature by 1 o C 1^o C 1oC of unit mass of substance.

Why is specific heat capacity important?

**Specific heat capacity** is a measure of the amount of **heat** energy required to change the temperature of 1 kg of a material by 1 K. Hence it is **important** as it will give an indication of how much energy will be required to **heat** or cool an object of a given mass by a given amount.