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Specific heat   /spəsˈɪfɪk hit/   Listen
Specific heat

The heat required to raise the temperature of one gram of a substance one degree centigrade.

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... and Petit. In 1819 Dulong and Petit discovered a very interesting relation between the atomic weight of an element and its specific heat, which holds true for elements in the solid state. If equal weights of two solids, say, lead and silver, are heated through the same range of temperature, as from 10 deg. to 20 deg., it is found that very different ...
— An Elementary Study of Chemistry • William McPherson

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