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    Specific heat

    What is the specific heat (J/gC) of a metal object whose temperature increases by 3.0C when 17.5 g of metal was heated with 38.5 J?
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    Re: Specific heat

    Quote Originally Posted by Louisana1 View Post
    What is the specific heat (J/gC) of a metal object whose temperature increases by 3.0C when 17.5 g of metal was heated with 38.5 J?
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    Re: Specific heat

    Quote Originally Posted by Louisana1 View Post
    What is the specific heat (J/gC) of a metal object whose temperature increases by 3.0C when 17.5 g of metal was heated with 38.5 J?
    We know that

    E= m.c.delta T

    Where E is the energy, m is mass, c is the specific heat capacity and delta T is the change in temp.
    Just put in the values given and solve for c...
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