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What is the specific heat of chromium?

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The specific heat of chromium is 0.12 Btu/lbmoF or kcal/kgoC or 0.5 kJ/kg K. Specific heat is the amount of heat per unit mass required to raise the temperature by 1 degree Celsius.

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The relationship between heat and specific heat can be expressed as Q = cmdeltaT where Q = heat added, c = specific heat, m = mass and deltaT = change in temperature. If a phase change has occurred, the relationship does not apply because the temperature is not changed by heat added or removed during the change. The specific heat of water is higher than any other common substance, including metal, illustrating the importance of water in temperature regulation.

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