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Specific heat of the human body - compared to substances like protein and wood.
THe specific heat of the human body compared to protein and wood:
Human Body Substances - Specific Heats
|Human Body (average) ||3470 |
|Protein ||1700 |
|Wood ||1700 |
- 1 J/(kg oC) = 2.389x10-4 kcal/(kg oC) = 2.389x10-4 Btu/(lbm oF)
Up to 60% of the human adult body is water. Specific heat of water is 4187 J/kg oC (1 Btu/lbm oF).
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