posted by Glenna on .
The specific heat of copper metal was determined by putting a piece of the metal weighing 33.6 g in hot water. The quantity of heat absorbed by the metal was calculated to be 47 J from the temperature drop of the water. What was the specific heat of the metal if the temperature of the metal rose 3.63°C?
A hint here, then read Ms. Sue's response above.
heat gained by metal = q
heat gained by metal is mass x specific heat metal x delta T. You know q, mass and delta T. That leaves only one unknown.