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# Is heat capacity and specific heat capacity the same?

Everyone agrees about specific heat. My own connotation of heat capacity is that is is the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of an object by one degree. Specific heat would be the heat capacity divided by the mass of the object. So the two things have different units.

In this manner, what is the difference between the specific heat capacity and heat capacity?

Heat capacity ia heat required to raise? the temperature of a substance by 1 degree Celsius. Specific heat is heat required to raise the temperature of a unit mass of a substance by 1 degree Celsius. The specific heat remains the same if I take 5kg of 'A' or 10kg, because it is defined as per Kg of that substance.

What is heat capacity and specific heat capacity?

Specific heat is the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of one kilogram of mass by 1 kelvin. The molar heat capacity is the heat capacity per unit amount (SI unit: mole) of a pure substance, and the specific heat capacity, often called simply specific heat, is the heat capacity per unit mass of a material.