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Specific Heat - Online Unit Converter

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Specific Heat is the amount of heat required to change one mass unit of a substance by one degree in temperature.

Specific Heat Converter

The calculator below can be used to convert between some common specific heat units

Use the links to see tabulated values of specific heat of gases , common liquids and fluids , food and foodstuff , metals and semimetals , common solids and other common substances .

Specific Heat Converting Chart

Download and print Specific Heat Converting Chart

Use of the chart is illustrated below.

1000 J/kg o C equals to 1 kJ/kg o C or 0.239 Btu/lb o F .

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