Specific Heat of Common Substances

 

Substance

Specific Heat (J/g oC)

Air

1.00

Aluminum

0.895

Carbon (diamond)

0.502

Carbon (graphite)

0.711

Carbon dioxide

0.832

Copper

0.387

Ethanol

2.45

Gold

0.129

Iron

0.448

Lead

0.128

Silver

0.233

Stainless steel

0.510

Water

4.18

Granite

0.803

Paraffin (wax)

2.90