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## What is the specific heat of water in calories?

4.184 joules

Because there are 4.184 joules in a calorie, the specific heat of water is 4.184 J/g-K. The ease with which a substance gains or loses heat can also be described in terms of its molar heat capacity, which is the heat required to raise the temperature of one mole of the substance by either 1oC or 1 K.

**What is a calorie specific heat?**

The calorie was originally defined as the amount of heat required at a pressure of 1 standard atmosphere to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water 1° Celsius. Since 1925 this calorie has been defined in terms of the joule, the definition since 1948 being that one calorie is equal to approximately 4.2 joules.

### Is specific heat capacity a calorie?

specific heat, the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of one gram of a substance by one Celsius degree. The units of specific heat are usually calories or joules per gram per Celsius degree.

**What is the value for specific heat of water?**

The SI unit of specific heat capacity is joule per kelvin per kilogram, J⋅kg−1⋅K−1. For example, the heat required to raise the temperature of 1 kg of water by 1 K is 4184 joules, so the specific heat capacity of water is 4184 J⋅kg−1⋅K−1.

## How do you find the specific heat of liquid water?

The specific heat capacity of water is 4.18 J/g/°C. We wish to determine the value of Q – the quantity of heat. To do so, we would use the equation Q = m•C•ΔT.

**How do you calculate specific heat of water?**

Calculate specific heat as c = Q / (m * ΔT). In our example, it will be equal to c = -63000 J / (5 kg * -3 K) = 4200 J/(kg*K). This is the typical heat capacity of water. If you have problems with the units, feel free to use our temperature conversion or weight conversion calculators.

### What causes the large specific heat of water?

The high specific heat of water is attributed to the many hydrogen bonds that join the multitude of water molecules. In order to increase the temperature of water, the molecules have to vibrate. Because there are so many hydrogen bonds, a high amount of heat energy is needed to cause the water molecules to vibrate and, eventually, to break them.

**What are the uses of the specific heat of water?**

Application of Specific Heat Capacity Car radiator. Water is pumped through the channels in the engine block to absorb heat. Cooking utensils. Cooking utensils are made of metal which has low specific heat capacity so that it need less heat to raise up the temperature. Thermal Radiator. Thermal radiators are always used in cold country to warm the house. Sea Breeze. Land Breeze.

## What is the value of specific heat of water?

Specific Heat of Water. For liquid at room temperature and pressure, the value of specific heat capacity (Cp) is approximately 4.2 J/g°C. This implies that it takes 4.2 joules of energy to raise 1 gram of water by 1 degree Celsius.