# Chem >Jai

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**Connie**
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Posted by Connie on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 10:36am.

What is the amount of energy of calories to heat 8.5g of water from 15 C to 36 C?

I think you take 8.5g x 21 degree C, but then I am stuck. Thank you

Chem - Jai, Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 10:50am

amount of energy absorbed or released is given by

Q = mc*(T2 - T1)

where

Q = heat (in Joules)

m = mass (in grams)

c = specific heat capacity (J/g-K)

T = temperature (in Celsius or Kelvin)

*note that Q is (+) if the object absorbed heat, and (-) if it released heat.

for water, c = 4.184 J/g-K (you can find this in books or you can google this)

substituting,

Q = 8.5*4.184*(36-15)

Q = ?

now solve for Q. units in Joules.

hope this helps~ :)

First, thank you, I get 746.844J but my book says the answer is 180 cal---what am I not doing correctly?