# Question #eee3a

##### 1 Answer

The substance is most likely iron.

#### Explanation:

It looks as if we should calculate the **specific heat capacity** of the substance.

The formula for the amount heat

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where

You can rearrange the formula to calculate the specific heat capacity:

#C = q/(mΔT)#

In this problem,

∴

The Engineering Toolbox lists the following specific heat capacities of metals:

I will go for the one in the middle and say that the substance is most likely iron.