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Specific thermal capacities by weight

The specific thermal capacities by weight $(c$ in $J\;kg^{-1} \; K^{-1})$ of a given matter is the amount of heat received by $1\;kg$ to rise its temperature by an amount of $1\;K$ (or $1^oC)$

It follows that:

$Q$=$c \cdot m\cdot \Delta \theta $

with: $Q$ = received heat (in J); $m$ = mass (in kg); $\Delta \theta$ = temperature increase (in K or oC)

 
Matter c $(Jkg^{-1} K^{-1})$
aluminium 890
silver 230
wood 2400
carbon 1010
sodium chloride 880
cement 830
ice 2100
stannum 220
iron 470
copper 400
fiberglass 835
concrete aggregates 830
gold 130
marble 880
nickel 443
expansed polystyrene 1380
lead 130
sulfur 750
ordinary glass 800
zinc 390
benzene 1800
water 4184
ethanol 2500
ether 1400
mercury 140
petrol 2100