Enter the mass of material to be heated, the specific heat of material, and the temperature change through heat into the calculator to determine the Heating Energy.

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## Heating Energy Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Heating Energy.

**E = m*C*T**

- Where E is the Heating Energy (Joules)
- m is the mass of material to be heated (kg)
- C is the specific heat of material (J/kg-C)
- T is the temperature change through heat (C)

## What are the units for Heating Energy?

The most common units for Heating Energy are Joules.

## How to Calculate Heating Energy?

Example Problem:

The following example problem outlines the steps and information needed to calculate the Heating Energy.

First, determine the mass of material to be heated. In this example, the mass of material to be heated is determined to be 500 (kg).

Next, determine the specific heat of material. For this problem, the specific heat of material is measured to be 1.86 (J/kg-C).

Next, determine the temperature change through heat. In this case, the temperature change through heat is found to be 20 (C).

Finally, calculate the Heating Energy using the formula above:

**E = m*C*T**

Inserting the values from above and solving the equation with the imputed values gives:

**E = 500*1/.86*20 = 11627.907 **(Joules)