Specific heat capacity or specific heat under constant pressure (Cp) is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one gram of a substance by one degree Celsius. Specific heat is an important value that can be used to determine the amount of heat or energy transferred between a system and its surroundings. The specific heat of a substance is an intensive property of that substance, meaning it does not depend on the size or volume of that substance. If mass and specific heat of a substance are known, then the change in the substance’s temperature (ΔT) will reflect the amount of heat (q) absorbed or released in a particular process following the relationship: q = (mass of the substance)(Cp)(ΔT).

Typical Experimental Results:
specific heat

Applications:

Adsorption
Catalytic Reactions
Compositional Analysis
Corrosion/Oxidation
Crystallization
Curing
Decomposition Reactions
Differential Scanning Calorimetry
Evaporation
Glass Transition Temperature
Magnetic Transitions
Mass Changes
Phase Diagrams
Phase Transition Temperatures
Purity Determination
Reaction Kinetics
Residual Mass
Simultaneous Thermal Analysis
Solid-Gas Reactions
Solid-Liquid Reactions
Solid-Solid Reactions
Specific Heat Determination
Sublimation
Synthesis Reactions
Thermal Stability
Thermogravimetric Analysis
Transition Enthalpies

For more information please read our application notes.

Instruments: STA 449 F3 Jupiter Thermal Analyzer

instrument

Key Specifications:

Temperature Range RT-1650°C
Temperature Sensitivity 1.5°C or .25% whichever is greater
Reproducibility within 0.3°K
Load Balance Range 35g
Balance Sensitivity 1 μg
Drift <5 μg/hr
Accuracy ±5%
Environmental Control Oxidative, Reducing, or Inert Atmosphere