# Can materials with a high specific heat can absorb a lot of energy and show little change in temperature?

## Can materials with a high specific heat can absorb a lot of energy and show little change in temperature?

Temperature is the measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles in an object. When temperature increases, the kinetic energy of the particles decreases. Materials with high specific heat can absorb a lot of energy and show little change in temperature.

## Can absorb large amounts of energy with little change in temperature?

High Specific Heat Water resists temperature change, both for heating and cooling. Water can absorb or release large amounts of heat energy with little change in actual temperature.

What is a substance that needs a lot of energy to raise its temperature?

The specific heat capacity of water is 4,200 Joules per kilogram per degree Celsius (J/kg°C). This means that it takes 4,200 J to raise the temperature of 1 kg of water by 1°C. Lead will warm up and cool down fastest because it doesn’t take much energy to change its temperature.

### What does it mean when a certain material has a high or low specific heat?

Specific heat is Jg−oK . So, a high value means that it takes MORE energy to raise (or lower) its temperature. A low value means that it does not take very much energy to heat or cool it.

### What does a high specific heat tell about a substance?

The specific heat potential of a substance is the amount of heat energy it can store per kilogramme per kelvin. A high specific heat potential ensures that it can store a huge volume of thermal energy with a small change in mass or temperature.

How do particle motion and temperature change as a material absorbs heat?

When absorbed by a substance, heat causes inter-particle bonds to weaken and break which leads to a change of state (solid to liquid for example). Heat causing a phase change is NOT sufficient to cause an increase in temperature. The hot body will decrease in temperature and hence in thermal energy.

## What materials have high specific heat capacity?

Gray Granite- With a specific heat of almost three tenths that of water, gray granite has the highest specific heat of the materials by a significant margin. This means it has a large heat capacity, and requires a relatively large amount for heat energy to raise its temperature.

## What has high specific heat?

Water has the highest specific heat capacity of any liquid. Specific heat is defined as the amount of heat one gram of a substance must absorb or lose to change its temperature by one degree Celsius.

What does it mean to have a higher specific heat capacity?

The higher the specific heat capacity, the smaller the temperature change for the same amount of heat applied to the same mass of substance.