# When 435 J of heat is added to 3.40 g of olive oil at 21.0°C, the temperature increases by 85°C. What is the specific heat of the olive oil?

May 28, 2018

$\text{1.51 J/g°C}$

#### Explanation:

Specific heat ($\text{S}$) is given by the formula

$\text{S" = "Q"/"mΔT}$

Where

• $\text{Q =}$ Heat added/released
• $\text{m =}$ Mass of sample
• $\text{ΔT =}$ Change in Temperature

$\text{S" = "435 J"/"3.40 g × 85°C" = "1.51 J/g°C}$