# Im having trouble understanding what the question is asking?

##### 1 Answer

May 18, 2017

If you want to determine what metal you have, and you know it is a pure metal, it can be identified simply by knowing its **specific heat capacity**

**Heat flow**

#q = mC_PDeltaT#

We were given:

#m = "15.0 g"# #C_P = ???# #DeltaT = T_f - T_i = 18.8^@ "C" - 17.7^@ "C"# #q = "6.35 J"#

Therefore:

#C_P = q/(mDeltaT)#

#= ("6.35 J")/("15.0 g" xx (18.8^@ "C" - 17.7^@ "C"))#

#= color(blue)("0.385 J/g"^@ "C" -= C_(P("Cu")))#