Solids - Specific Heats

A comprehensive list of some common solids as brick, cement, glass and many more - and their specific heats - imperial and SI units

Specific heat capacity of some common solids can be found in the table below:

ProductSpecific Heat
- cp -
(Btu/lbmoF)
(kcal/kgoC)
(kJ/kg K)
Agate 0.80
Aluminum bronze 0.436
Aluminum, 0oC 0.21 0.87
Antimony 0.05 0.21
Apatite 0.2 0.84
Arsenic 0.348
Artificial wool 1.357
Asbestos cement board 0.2 0.84
Asbestos mill board 0.2 0.84
Ashes 0.2 0.84
Asphalt 0.22 0.92
Augite 0.19 0.8
Bakelite. wood filler 0.33 1.38
Bakelite. asbestos filler 0.38 1.59
Barite 0.11 0.46
Barium 0.07 0.29
Basalt rock 0.2 0.84
Beeswax 0.82 3.4
Beryl 0.2 0.84
Beryllium 1.02
Bismuth 0.03 0.13
Boile scale 0.80
Bone 0.11 0.44
Borax 0.24 1
Boron 0.31 1.3
Brass 0.09 0.38
Brick, common 0.22 0.9
Brick, hard 0.24 1
Bronze, phosphor 0.09
Cadmium 0.06 0.25
Calcite 32 - 100F 0.19 0.8
Calcite 32 - 212F 0.2 0.84
Calcium 0.15 0.63
Calcium carbonat 0.18
Calcium sulfate 0.27
Carbon, Diamond 0.12 0.52
Carbon, Graphite 0.17 0.71
Carborundum 0.16 0.67
Cassiterite 0.09 0.38
Cement dry 0.37 1.55
Cement powder 0.2 0.84
Cellulose 0.37
Celluloid 0.36
Charcoal 0.24 1
Chalk 0.22 0.9
Chalcopyrite 0.13 0.54
Charcoal, wood 0.24 1
Chromium 0.12 0.5
Clay 0.22 0.92
Coal, anthracite 0.3 1.26
Coal, bituminous 0.33 1.38
Cobalt 0.11 0.46
Coke 0.2 0.85
Concrete, stone 0.18 0.75
Concrete, light 0.23 0.96
Constantan 0.41
Copper 0.09 0.39
Cork, Corkboard 0.45 1.9
Corundum 0.1 0.42
Cotton 0.32
Diamond 0.15 0.63
Dolomite rock 0.22 0.92
Duralium 0.92
Earth, dry 0.3 1.26
Electron 1.00
Emery 0.96
Fats 0.46
Fiberboard, light 0.6 2.5
Fiber hardboard 0.5 2.1
Fire brick 0.25 1.05
Fluorite 0.22 0.92
Fluorspar 0.21 0.88
Galena 0.05 0.21
Garnet 0.18 0.75
Glass 0.2 0.84
Glass, crystal 0.12 0.5
Glass, plate 0.12 0.5
Glass, Pyrex 0.18 0.75
Glass, window 0.2 0.84
Glass-wool 0.16 0.67
Gold 0.03 0.13
Granite 0.19 0.79
Graphite 0.17 0.71
Gypsum 0.26 1.09
Hairfelt 0.5 2.1
Hermatite 0.16 0.67
Hornblende 0.2 0.84
Hypersthene 0.19 0.8
Ice -112oF 0.35 1.47
Ice -40oF 0.43 1.8
Ice -4oF 0.47 1.97
Ice 32oF (0oC) 0.49 2.09
India rubber min 0.27 1.13
India rubber max 0.98 4.1
Ingot iron 0.49
Iodine 0.218
Iridium 0.03 0.13
Iron, 20oC 0.11 0.46
Labradorite 0.19 0.8
Lava 0.2 0.84
Limestone 0.217 0.908
Litharge 0.21
Lead 0.03 0.13
Leather, dry 0.36 1.5
Lithium 0.86 3.58
Magnetite 0.16 0.67
Malachite 0.18 0.75
Manganese 0.11 0.46
Magnesia (85%) 0.2 0.84
Magnesium 1.05
Marble, mica 0.21 0.88
Mercury 0.03 0.14
Mica 0.12 0.5
Mineral wool blanket 0.2 0.84
Molybdenum 0.272
Nickel 0.461
Oliglocose 0.21 0.88
Orthoclose 0.19 0.8
Osmium 0.130
Oxide of chrome 0.75
Paper 0.33 1.336
Paraffin wax 0.7 2.9
Peat 0.45 1.88
Phosphorbronze 0.36
Phosphorus 0.80
Pig iron, white 0.54
Pinchbeck 0.38
Pit coal 1.02
Plaster, light 0.24 1
Plaster, sand 0.22 0.9
Plastics, foam 0.3 1.3
Plastics, solid 0.4 1.67
Platinum, 0oC 0.032 0.13
Porcelain 0.26 1.07
Potassium 0.13 0.54
Pyrex glass 0.2 0.84
Pyrolusite 0.16 0.67
Pyroxylin plastics 0.36 1.51
Quartz mineral 55 - 212oF 0.19 0.8
Quartz mineral 32oF (0oC) 0.17 0.71
Red lead 0.092
Red metal 0.381
Rhenium 0.14
Rhodium 0.24
Rock salt 0.22 0.92
Rosin 1.30
Rubber 0.48 2.01
Rubidium 0.33
Salt 0.21 0.88
Sand, dry 0.19 0.80
Sandstone 0.22 0.92
Sawdust 0.21 0.9
Selenium 0.33
Serpentine 0.26 1.09
Silica aerogel 0.2 0.84
Silicon 0.75
Silicon, carbide 0.67
Silk 0.33 1.38
Silver, 20oC 0.056 0.23
Slate 0.76
Sodium 0.3 1.26
Soil, dry 0.19 0.80
Soil, wet 0.35 1.48
Steatite 0.83
Steel 0.49
Stone 0.2 0.84
Stoneware 0.19 0.8
Sulphur, sulfur 0.17 0.71
Tantalium 0.138
Tar 0.35 1.47
Tellurium 0.05 0.21
Thorium 0.14
Tile hollow 0.15 0.63
Timber, see wood
Tin 0.24
Titanium 0.47
Topaz 0.21 0.88
Tungsten 0.03 0.134
Uranium 0.117
Vanadium 0.12 0.5
Vermiculite 0.2 0.84
Vulcanite 0.33 1.38
Wax 3.43
Welding iron 0.515
White metal 0.147
Wood, balsa 0.7 2.9
Wood, oak 0.48 2
Wood, white pine 0.6 2.5
Wool, loose 0.3 1.26
Wool, felt 0.33 1.38
Zinc 0.38
  • 1 Btu/lbmoF = 4186.8 J/kg K = 1 kcal/kgoC
  • T (oC) = 5/9[T (oF) - 32]
  • T (oF) = [T (oC)](9/5) + 32

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