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Thermal Properties of Copper

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Copper has a specific heat of 0.382 J g-1 degrees Celsius -1. The temperature of an unknown mass of copper increases by 4.50 degrees Celsius when it absorbs 3.97 J of heat. What is the mass of copper?

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The easiest way to approach this is as a direct proportionality. Thus it reduces to an elementary algebra problem. Since our constant (specific heat) has ...

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Shows how to calculate specific heat of a mass of copper as a mathematical proportionality.

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