Specific Heat of some common Substances

Specific heat of wet mud, granite, sandy clay, quartz sand and more

SubstanceSpecific Heat
- cp -
(cal/gramoC) (J/kgoC)
Acetals 0.35 1460
Air, dry (sea level) 0.24 1005
Alcohol, ethyl 0.58 2440
Alcohol, metyl wood) 0.60 2530
Aluminum 0.21 897
Alumina, AL2O3 0.17 718
Ammonia, liquid 1.12 4700
Ammonia, gas 0.49 2060
Argon 0.12 520
Asphalt 0.22 920
Bone 0.11 440
Boron 0.23 960
Boron nitride 0.17 720
Brass 0.09 375
Brick 0.20 840
Calsium silicate, CaSiO3 0.17 710
Cellulose, cotton, wood pulp and regenerated 0.31 - 0.36 1300 - 1500
Cellulose acetate, moulded 0.30 - 0.43 1260 - 1800
Cellulose acetate, sheet 0.30 - 0.50 1260 - 2100
Cellulose nitrate, Celluloid 0.31 - 0.41 1300 - 1700
Chalk 0.18 750
Clay, sandy 0.33 1381
Concrete 0.21 880
Copper 0.09 385
Diamond (carbon) 0.12 516
Epoxy cast resins 0.24 1000
Fluorspar CaF2 0.20 830
Freon 12, liquid 0.21 871
Freon 12, vapor 0.14 595
Ice (0oC) 0.50 2093
India rubber 0.30 1250
Glass, crown 0.16 670
Glass, pyrex 0.18 753
Gold 0.031 129
Granite 0.19 790
Graphite (carbon) 0.17 717
Gypsum 0.26 1090
Helium 1.24 5193
Hydogen 3.42 14304
Ice, water (-5oC) 0.50 2090
Iron 0.11 449
Lead 0.031 129
Lithium 0.86 3582
Lucite 0.35 1460
Magnesia, MgO 0.21 874
Marble 0.21 880
Mercury 0.033 140
Mica 0.21 880
Neon 0.25 1030
Nitrogen 0.25 1040
Nylon-6 0.38 1600
Nylon-66 0.41 1700
Olive oil 0.43 1790
Oxygen 0.22 918
Perlite 0.092 387
Phenolic cast resins 0.30 - 0.40 1250 - 1670
Phenol-formaldehyde moulding compounds 0.60 - 1.4 2500 - 6000
Platinium 0.032 133
Plutonium 0.033 140
Polycarbonates 0.28 - 0.30 1170 - 1250
Polyethylene terephthalate 0.30 1250
Polyimide aromatics 0.27 1120
Polyisoprene natural rubber 0.45 1880
Polyisoprene hard rubber 0.33 1380
Polymethylmethacrylate 0.36 1500

Polypropylene

0.46 1920
Polystyrene 0.31 - 0.36 1300 - 1500
Polytetrafluoroethylene moulding compound 0.24 1000
Polyurethane cast liquid 0.43 1800
Polyurethane elastomer 0.43 1800
Polyvinylchloride PVC 0.20 - 0.29 840 - 1170
Porcelain 0.26 1085
Potassium chloride 0.16 680
Pyroceram 0.17 710
Quartz, SiO2 0.17 730
Quartz glass 0.17 700
Salt, NaCl 0.21 880
Sand, quartz 0.19 830
Scandium 0.16 568
Silicon 0.17 705
Silver 0.056 235
Soil, dry 0.19 800
Soil, wet 0.35 1480
Snow 0.50 2090
Teflon 0.28 1172
Tin 0.054 228
Titanium 0.12 523
Tungsten 0.032 132
Tungsten carbide 0.04 171
Uranium 0.028 116
Water, pure liquid (20oC) 1.00 4182
Water, vapor (27oC) 0.95 3985
Wet mud 0.60 2512
Wood 0.41 1700
Zink 0.093 388
  • 1 calorie = 4.186 joules = 0.001 Btu/lbmoF
  • 1 cal/gramoC = 4186 J/kgo

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