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Calculate the final temperature after heat is added to a block of aluminum

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A 2 kg block of aluminum is originally at 10 degrees C. If 140 kj of heat is added to the block, what is the final temperature in degrees C?

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Material in a particular phase, like the solid phase aluminum block in the problem, has a specific heat capacity. This is the amount of heat required to raise one unit of mass of a substance by one unit of temperature. So, one standard set of units to use is this--Joules per kilogram per degree Kelvin.

Every substance may have a different specific heat capacity. Even one substance may have different specific heat at ...

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