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Ninety kilojoules of heat were added to a 2.0-kg piece of wood whose temperture then rose from 20 degrees Celsius to 48 degrees Celcius. What was the specific heat of the wood?

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    Review the definition of specific heat.

    Spec. Ht. = (heat added)/[(mass)*(deltaT)]

    DeltaT is the temperature increase, which in your case is 28 C.

    Perform that calculation to obtain the answer.

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