# Energy question

Your friend comes across a good deal to purchase a gold ring. She asks you for advice for you to test the ring. The ring has a mass of 4.54 g. When you heat the ring with 94.8 J of energy, its temperature rises from 23.0 degrees celsius to 47.5 degrees celsius. Would you advise your friend that she is getting a good deal? Explain. The specific heat capacity of gold is 0.1291 J/g degrees celsius

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1. q = mass ring x specific heat ring x (Tfinal-Tintial)
You know q, mass ring, Tf and Ti. Solve for specific heat.

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2. 14.223 j

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