# Chapter 15 - Think and Explain: 63

Ethyl alcohol.

#### 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. Another way to phrase this is that the ethyl alcohol has less "thermal inertia." This is discussed on pages 289-290.

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