SPECIFIC HEAT OF METALS


Specific heat of metals including steel, aluminum, copper, iron and gold are given in the following chart. Specific heat is denoted by cp.The SI unit of specific heat is kJ/(kg-K) and US customary unit is Btu/lbm-F.

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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