# Heat Capacity

Heat capacity, abbreviated as C or \(c_p\), also called thermal capacity, is the ratio of heat transferred to raise the temperature of an object. The heat gain or loss results in a change in temperature and the state and performance of work.

### Heat Capacity Formula

\(\large{ C = \frac {\Delta Q} { \Delta T } }\)

Where:

\(\large{ C }\) = heat capacity

\(\large{ \Delta Q }\) = amount of heat transfered

\(\large{ \Delta T }\) = temperature differential

Tags: Equations for Heat