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Also known also as thermal capacity. The energy submitted to a body in order to increase its temperature by one degree.

The amount of heat needed to change the temperature of the substance by 1 °C.

the quantity of heat required to change an object's temperature by exactly 1°C.

the amount of heat energy required to change the temperature of an object by one degree.

The ratio of the heat input to the temperature increase in a system. Note that this definition does not imply that a system contains heat, despite the name heat capacity.

The quantity of energy required to increase the temperature of a system or substance one degree of temperature. In the metric system it is expressed in Joules per degree Celscius.

the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of a substance by one degree Celsius.

amount of heat a substance will absorb until it starts to increase its temperature.

amount of thermal energy required to change an objects temperature by 1

The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a defined amount of a pure substance by one degree. See Btu, calorie, molar heat capacity, and specific heat.

Compare with molar heat capacity and specific heat. The heat required to raise the temperature of an object by 1°C is called the heat capacity of the object. Heat capacity is an extensive property with units of J K-1.

Heat capacity is defined in general as d, where d is the amount of heat that must be added to a system to increase its temperature by a small amount d. The heat capacity at constant pressure is /âˆ‚); that at constant volume is âˆ‚), where is enthalpy, is internal energy, is pressure, is volume, and is temperature. An upper case normally indicates the molar heat capacity, while a lower case is used for the specific (per unit mass) heat capacity.

The amount of heat that must be added to raise one gram of matter one degree Celsius.

The energy required to heat (in calories) one gram of material one degree centigrade.

the quantity of energy that must be supplied to raise the temperature of a substance. For contaminated soils heat capacity is the quantity of energy that must be added to the soil to volatilize organic components. The typical range of heat capacity of soils is relatively narrow, therefore variations are not likely to have a major impact on application of a thermal desorption process.

The amount of heat energy that must be added or subtracted to change the temperature of a body; water has a high heat capacity.

The amount of heat that must be supplied to a unit mass of material to increase its temperature by one degree. This can be thought of as the resistance of the material to temperature changes.

Heat required to produce a unit increase in temperature per quantity of material.

the quantity of heat required to produce a 1 degree Celsius change of temperature in one gram of material.

The heat capacity of a thermistor is the amount of heat required to increase the body temperature of it by one degree centigrade (1°C). Heat capacity is a common rating of standard PTC thermistors and is expressed in watt-second per cubic inch per degree C (watt-sec/in3/°C). The heat capacity per unit volume relationship of standard PTC thermistors is approximately 50 watt-sec/in3/°C.

The amount of heat required to heat an object by 1 K.

The amount of heat required to increase the temperature of a substance 1°F.( 0301)

the amount of heat it takes to raise the temperature of one gram of a material one degree Celsius.

the ratio of the heat supplied to a substance to its consequent rise in temperature.

The amount of heat necessary to raise the temperature of a given mass 1 degree F. Numerically, the sum of the products of the mass per unit area of each individual material in the roof, wall, or floor surface multiplied by its individual specific heat.

The amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of a substance by 1 degree C. Water takes quite a lot.

The amount of heat necessary to raise the temperature of a given mass one degree. Heat capacity may be calculated by multiplying the mass by the specific heat.

The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a body (of any mass) one degree Celsius.

The physical capacity of a material to absorb incident thermal energy.

The amount of energy a mass can store for each degree of temperature difference with its surroundings. Defines the quantity of energy required to increase the average temperature of a mass. Common units are Btu's/lb. or Joules/Kg.

The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a unit volume of borehole or tubular material by one degree.

A measurement of an objects ability to store thermal energy. Heat capacity equals the specific heat of an object multiplied by its density multiplied by its size (or specific heat times mass).

Quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of a unit quantity of a substance one degree. Interchangeable with "specific heat" in common usage.

the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a unit mass of a substance by one degree.

(Also called thermal capacity.) The ratio of the energy or enthalpy absorbed (or released) by a system to the corresponding temperature rise (or fall). Heat capacities are defined for particular processes. For a constant volume process, where is the internal energy of a system and is its temperature. For a constant pressure process, where is the system enthalpy. The heating rate, , for a constant volume process is whereas in a constant pressure process, See specific heat capacity.

A measure of the amount of heat that must be added to a material to change its temperature.

Heat capacity (usually denoted by a capital C, often with subscripts) is a measurable physical quantity that characterizes the ability of a body to store heat as it changes in temperature. It is defined as the rate of change of temperature as heat is added to a body at the given conditions and state of the body (foremost its temperature). In the International System of Units, heat capacity is expressed in units of joules per kelvin.

**Keywords:**sulphate

Sulphate

the ability of water to absorb heat without becoming extremely hot itself.

A property of a material denoting its ability to absorb heat.

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