The amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of 25 g or a substance by 15°C is 915 J. What is the specific heat of the substance?

1 Answer
May 7, 2016

Answer:

#s=2.44J/(g*""^@C)#

Explanation:

The amount of heat (#q#) absorbed by the system in this case could be expressed as follows:

#q=mxxsxxDeltaT#

Where, #m# is the mass of the substance,

#s# is the specific heat capacity of the substance,

and #DeltaT# is the change on temperature during the heating process.

Thus, the specific heat capacity could be found by:

#s=q/(mxxDeltaT)=(915J)/(25gxx15^@C)=2.44J/(g*""^@C)#

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