Which of the following statements about specific heat of a body is/are correct?

  1. It depends upon mass and shape of the body
  2. It is independent of mass and shape of the body
  3. It depends only upon the temperature of the body

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

  1. Only 1
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3
  4. Only 2

Answer

The specific heat of a material does not depend on mass and shape of the body. It is in J/gºC. It depends on the material only.

The heat capacity of an object does depend on the mass. It is in J/ºC.

The correct option is D.