# How do you calculate temperature change from specific heat capacity?

## How do you calculate temperature change from specific heat capacity?

Examplechange in temperature = (100 – 25) = 75.0°C.change in thermal energy = mass × specific heat capacity × change in temperature.= 0.200 × 4,180 × 75.0.= 62,700 J (62.7kJ)

## How does specific heat capacity change with temperature?

As the substance heats up, the average kinetic energy of the molecules increases. The collisions impart enough energy to allow rotation to occur. Rotation then contributes to the internal energy and raises the specific heat. The vibrational energy states are farther apart than the rotation energy states.

## Why is heat capacity higher at pressure?

The heat capacity at constant pressure CP is greater than the heat capacity at constant volume CV , because when heat is added at constant pressure, the substance expands and work. QV = CV △T = △U + W = △U because no work is done. Therefore, dU = CV dT and CV = dU dT .

## What is the formula to calculate specific heat?

Calculate specific heat as c = Q / (mΔT) . In our example, it will be equal to c = -63,000 J / (5 kg * -3 K) = 4,200 J/(kg·K) . This is the typical heat capacity of water.