High Specific Heat Capacity

Specific Heat

The heat energy required to raise the temperature of a substance (water) to one degrees Kelvin.

Thermal Conductivity

The rate at which heat passes through a specific material

Real world importance

Heat capacity and thermal conductivity are all very necessary when designing and building engines and large machinery. Motors get very hot, and it is very important to know how heat is distributed through the engine of a machine. If there is poor heat management, it can lead to engine failure, or even fires.