SPECIFIC HEAT OF METALS


Specific heats of metals including steel, aluminum, copper, iron and gold are given in the following specific heats chart.

Specific Heat Values for Metals at 25 °C
Material Specific Heat (Cp)
Btu/lbm-°F
(Cal/g-K)
kJ/kg-K
Aluminum 0.215 0.90
Copper, commercial 0.100 0.42
Brass, 60 - 40 0.091 0.38
Gold 0.031 0.13
Iron, cast 0.100 0.42
304 Stainless Steel 0.110 0.46
Lead 0.031 0.13
Magnesium, 2 % Mn 0.239 1.00
Nickel, 10 % Cr 0.105 0.44
Silver, 99.9 % Ag 0.057 0.24
Sodium 0.289 1.21
Tin 0.053 0.22
Tungsten 0.031 0.13
Zinc 0.093 0.39
Liquid Metals
Lead, Pb 0.038 0.16
Bismuth, Bi 0.033 0.14
Mercury, Hg 0.033 0.14
Potassium, K 0.193 0.81
Sodium, Na 0.330 1.38
Tin, Sn 0.057 0.24
Zinc, Zn 0.119 0.50


Definitions:

Specific Heat: The specific heat is the heat capacity per unit mass of material.

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