Hira S.

asked • 11/24/19

An unknown metal absorbs 23.8J of heat, and its temperature increases by 15.4∘C. What is the heat capacity of the metal?

Round your answer to two decimal places.

1 Expert Answer


Hira S.

The question does not give you the mass. I thought you could just use the heat capacity formula which is c=q/delta T? It would be 23.8J/15.4C= 1.55J. Is that correct?


J.R. S.

Ah. Yes since the question asks for heat capacity and not specific heat. The specific heat requires mass but heat capacity does not. I missed the terminology.


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