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

chemistry  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

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