Thermal conductivity and specific heat capacity

1. Sep 19, 2005

hanson

Is there any direct relationship between these 2 properties of a matter?

2. Sep 19, 2005

quark

There is no direct relationship.

3. Aug 3, 2010

vaatmoly

They can be somewhat related. For metals where thermal conductivity is dominated by free carriers, thermal conductivity(k) and specific heat(c_v) can be related by: k=(1/3)c_v*v*l, where v is the mean carrier speed and l the mean free path.