# Question #06850

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#### Explanation:

A substance's specific heat tells you how much heat is required to heat

So, for example, if you need

Now, the equation that establishes a relationship between heat absorbed and temperature change looks like this

#color(blue)(q = m * c * DeltaT)" "# , where

*final temperature* minus the *initial temperature*

You have all the information you need to determine the metal's specific heat, so rearrange this equation and solve for

#q = m * c * DeltaT implies c = q/(m * DeltaT)#

#c = "235 J"/("121.6 g" * (35.5-20.4)^@"C") = 0.12798"J"/("g" ""^@"C")#

Rounded to three sig figs, the answer will be

#c= color(green)(0.128"J"/("g" ""^@"C"))#