The specific heat is the amount of heat per unit mass required to raise the temperature by one degree Celsius. The relationship between heat and temperature change is usually expressed as follows:

Q = C * M * delta T

Q = Heat
C = Specific Heat
M = Mass
Delta T = Change in Temperature

The relationship does not apply if a phase change is encountered, because the heat added or removed during a phase change does not change the temperature.

Note that 1 degree Kelvin is the same as 1 degree Celsius, it is the number of degrees that changes that matters.

Specific Heat is also commonly known as Specific Heat Capacity.

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