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This table shows the specific heat capacity at constant pressure for selected materials (~300 K and ~100 kPa except where otherwise indicated).

Material cp  (J/kg·K) Material cp  (J/kg·K)
air, 200 K 1650 mica 880
air, 300 K 1158 neon 1030
air, 500 K 1073 nickel 444
air, 1000 K 1151 nitrogen (N2) 1040
alcohol, methyl (wood) 2530 oil, olive 1790
alcohol, ethyl (grain) 2440 oxygen (O2) 918
aluminium 897 perlite 387
ammonia, liquid 4700 platinum 133
ammonia, gas 2060 plutonium 140
argon 520 porcelain 1085
asphalt 920 salt 880
bone 440 sand 835
brass 375 scandium 568
brick 840 silicon 705
concrete 880 silver 235
carbon, diamond 516 soil, dry 800
carbon, graphite 717 soil, wet 1480
copper 385 snow 2090
freon 12, liquid 871 teflon 1172
freon 12, vapour 595 tin 228
glass, crown 670 titanium 523
glass, flint 503 tungsten 132
glass, pyrex 753 uranium 116
gold 129 water, ice, -5 °C 2090
granite 790 water, liquid, 0 °C 4217.6
gypsum 1090 water, liquid, 20 °C 4181.8
hydrogen (H2) 14,304 water, liquid, 40 °C 4178.5
helium 5193 water, liquid, 80 °C 4196.3
iron 449 water, liquid, 100 °C 4215.9
lead 129 water, vapour, 0 °C 3909.2
lithium 3582 water, vapour, 27°C 3984.6
lucite 1460 water, vapour, 100 °C 4039.2
marble 880 wood 1700
mercury 140 zinc 388