When it comes to specific heat of solids and liquids, the idea remains the same. In general term, specific heat is meant to the heat that is required to raise temperature of unit mass of any given substance by given amount. To be more specific “specific heat” can be said to be the amount of heat that is required to increase temperature of a gram of material by one degree Celsius.

Solids may include glass, graphite, brick, cement etc and liquids may include water, paraffin, oil and many more. Water, though needs a very high specific heat capacity. The constant volume and pressure of specific heat can be defined as:

For solids and liquids, we can say that they are incompressible substances, and come along with constant volume and pressure:

cP = cv = c

The specific heat of any incompressible substance can depend on temperature only and it can be simplified in terms of:

cv = du/dT            cP = dh/dT


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