Homework Problem 8.23

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rkusampudi
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Homework Problem 8.23

Postby rkusampudi » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:05 pm

The solution indicates the use of the equation q=mC delta T. However the mass is not shown in the solution or indicated in the question. How do you solve this question without knowing the mass?

Priyanka Bhakta 1L
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Re: Homework Problem 8.23

Postby Priyanka Bhakta 1L » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:45 pm

Hi! So you don't need to know the mass because you just need to use the definition of heat capacity.

Since C=q/deltaT you can plug in the given q value and temperatures to find the heat capacity. Hope that helps!


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