Posted by **verlee** on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 10:43pm.

a chunk of pure silver has a heat capacity of 42.8J/degrees celsius and a mass of 181g. calculate the specific heat of silver. can you show me how to solve it? please don't just give an answer

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**DrBob222**, Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 11:36pm
heat capacity has units of J/degree C.

specific heat has units of J/g*C

So specific heat x grams = heat capacity.

Plug in g and heat capacity and solve for specific heat. I get something like 0.2 J/g*c

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**verlee**, Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 11:56pm
thank you very much for helping!

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