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This is the amount of heat necessary to cause a 1o rise in the temperature of 1Kg of a substance.

Water has a specific heat capacity of 4.187kJ/KgoC (4.187 kiloJoules/Kilogramme degree Celsius)

This simply means that it takes 4.187kJ of energy to raise the temperature of 1Kg of water by 1oC.

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