# How do you determine the specific heat of ice?

##### 1 Answer

Use this formula:

#### Explanation:

The specific heat formula is:

Where:

This may be difficult with ice due to its changing mass if temperature changes to above

Here's an example problem and how you would go about solving it:

A piece of unknown metal weighs 348 g. When the metal piece absorbs 6.64 kJ of heat, its temperature increases from

First, we should convert everything to the right units of measurement.

348 g of unknown metal x

(Initial temperature)

(Final temperature)

6.64 kJ x

Now, it's simply a matter of plugging the numbers in.

Which can also be described as