SPECIFIC HEAT OF METALS


Specific heats of metals including steel, aluminum, copper, iron and gold are given in the following table in  J/(kg-K) and  Btu/lbm-F units.

Specific Heat Values for Metals at 300 K
Material Specific Heat (Cp)
Btu/lbm-°F J/kg-K
Solid Metals
Aluminum, Pure 0.216 903
Aluminum Alloy 2024 - T6 0.209 875
Beryllium 0.436 1825
Bismuth 0.029 122
Boron 0.264 1107
Cadmium 0.055 231
Chromium 0.107 449
Cobalt 0.101 421
Copper, pure 0.092 385
Copper, commercial bronze (90% Cu, 10% Al) 0.100 420
Copper, phosphor gear bronze (89% Cu, 11% Sn) 0.085 355
Copper, Cartridge brass (70% Cu, 30% Zn) 0.091 380
Germanium 0.077 322
Gold 0.031 129
Iridium 0.031 130
Iron, pure 0.107 447
Carbon Steel, Plain 0.104 434
Stainless Steel, AISI 302 0.115 480
Stainless Steel, AISI 304 0.114 477
Stainless Steel, AISI 316 0.112 468
Lead 0.031 129
Magnesium 0.245 1024
Molybdenum 0.060 251
Nickel, Pure 0.106 444
Inconel X-750 0.105 439
Palladium 0.058 244
Platinum, Pure 0.032 133
Rhodium 0.058 243
Silicon 0.170 712
Silver 0.056 235
Thorium 0.028 118
Tin 0.054 227
Titanium 0.125 522
Tungsten 0.032 132
Zinc 0.093 389

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