Question: How do we calculate the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of an object by a certain amount ?
We must use the Specific Heat Capacity equation.
Specific Heat Capacity Equation:
Energy = Mass x Specific Heat Capacity x Temperature Change.
Energy must be in Joules, J.
Mass must be in Kilograms, kg.
Temperature change is in oC and equals (TFinal-TInitial ).
Specific Heat Capacity is measured in units J/kgoC (Spoken as "Joules per kilogram per degree celcius").
NB None of the units will be given in the formula sheet. But the unit for SHC will give you a clue to the others!