# How do you determine the mass of a water sample that is heated from an initial temperature of 25 deg C to a final temperature of 100 deg C following the addition of 1200 J of heat energy?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 14, 2016

Here's how I would do it.

#### Explanation:

The formula for the amount of heat absorbed by a substance is

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where

You can rearrange the formula to calculate the mass:

In your problem,

∴