Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 15 - Think and Explain: 59

Answer

The iron, because it has the smaller specific heat capacity, will have a greater rise in temperature.

Work Step by Step

The equation $Q = cm \Delta T$ relates the heat transferred to the temperature change. For the same mass and heat, the temperature change is greater if the specific heat capacity, c, is smaller. This is discussed on pages 289-290.
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