##### Asked by: Yunia Ahrent

asked in category: General Last Updated: 30th March, 2020# How do you find the specific heat of a metal using a calorimeter?

Moreover, how do you find the specific heat of a calorimeter?

Part I: **Heat** Capacity of the **Calorimeter** The **heat** capacity, C, of a substance is the amount of **heat** required to raise the temperature of a given quantity of the substance by 1 degree. The relationship between **heat** capacity and **specific heat** is C = m×sp_heat. Therefore, q = C×Δt and C = q ÷ Δt.

Also, what is the formula for specific heat? Specific heat is the amount of heat required to raise one gram of any substance one degree Celsius or Kelvin. The formula for specific heat is the amount of heat absorbed or released = **mass** x specific heat x change in **temperature**.

Simply so, what is the specific heat of a metal?

**Specific Heat** Capacity of **Metals** Table Chart. The **specific heat** is the amount of **heat** enregy per unit mass required to raise the temperature by one degree Celsius.

Can you use specific heat to identify an unknown metal?

1 Answer. **Specific heat** is an intensive property (like density, color, etc.) This allows substances to be identified using their **specific heat**. Imagine an **unknown metal** of known mass is **heated** to a known temperature.