Specific Heat
The specific heat represents the amount of energy required to raise a substance by one degree. There are two specific heat constants that can be found in tables for different substance. They are the specific heat at constant volume (c_{v}) and the specific heat at constant pressure (c_{p}). The specific heat at constant volume is the amount of energy required to raise a substance by one degree while it remains at a constant volume, while the specific heat at constant pressure is the amount of energy required to raise the substance by one degree while it remains at a constant pressure. The value for c_{p} is always greater than the value for c_{v}. Refer to the tables below to see the specific heat for some substance when they are considered an ideal gas.
Specific Heat of Ideal Gases at 300 K

(kJ/kg)*K 
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In some cases you may hear someone talking about specific heat ratios (k). The specific heat ratio is a ratio of c_{p} and c_{v}. Refer to the equation below.
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