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Old Jun 30th 2009, 08:46 PM   #1
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Specific Heat of Metals

Any help would be great:

1) Why is specific heat of water equal to unity, ie., 1.0 cal/g-Celcius or 1.0 kcal/kg-Celcius?

2) Given that the specific heat of one material is twice that of another, compare the relative amounts of heat required to raise the temperature of equal masses of each material by 1Celcius?

3) Say the same amount of heat was added to samples of the materials in Question 2, and each sample had the same increase in temperature. Compare the relative masses of the samples.
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Old Jul 1st 2009, 03:27 AM   #2
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These seem pretty straightforward and should be present in your course material. Why dont you state your specific difficulty and post your attempts at solving these questions?
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