# A 4.0 g sample of iron was heated from 0°C to 20°C. It absorbed 35.2 J of energy as heat. What is the specific heat of this piece of iron?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 27, 2016

The specific heat capacity of the iron is

#### Explanation:

The formula for the heat absorbed by a substance is

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where

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