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Roger Weller, geology instructor
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                                                                Heat Capacities                                             
                           
 Values for common materials
 

*Specific heats are the same values as third column, but without units.

 

Substance                             Joules/kilogram.K            calories/gram.K

water                                                      4186                            1.000
human tissue (average)                    3500                              .836
ice                                                           2090                              .499
steam                                                     2010                              .480                              
beryllium                                               1820                              .435
benzene                                                1720                              .411
wood (average)                                   1680                              .401
aluminum                                                900                              .215
marble                                                      860                              .205
brick                                                         840                              .201
glass                                                        837                              .200
granite                                                     800                              .191
pyrex glass                                            750                              .179
vycor                                                       740                              .177
graphite                                                  712                              .170
silicon                                                     703                              .168
crown glass                                           670                              .160
diamond                                                  518                              .124
flint glass                                                500                              .119
iron (steel)                                               448                             .107
copper                                                     387                              .092
zinc                                                          386                              .092
brass                                                        384                              .092
silver                                                        234                              .056
mercury                                                   139                              .033
lead                                                          128                              .031                               
gold                                                          128                              .031