# It takes 770 joules energy to raise the temperature of 50.0 g of mercury by 110°C. What is the specific heat of mercury?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 11, 2016

The specific heat capacity of mercury 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: