posted by Qrishaa on .
How much energy is needed to raise 20.0g H2O from 10.0oC to 75.0oC. The specific heat of water is 4.18 J/gC.
to get the heat released or absorbed,
Q = mc(T2-T1)
m = mass of substance (units in g)
c = specific heat capacity (units in J/g-K)
T2 = final temperature
T1 = initial temperature
*note: units of temp doesn't matter if it's in degree Celsius or Kelvin, as long as T1 and T2 have the same units (since it's difference in temperature or delta,T)
**note: if Q is (-), heat is released and if (+), heat is absorbed
Q = (20.0)(4.18)(75-10)
Q = 5434 J
hope this helps~ :)