Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 4 - Energy and Chemical Reactions - Questions for Review and Thought - Topical Questions - Page 189b: 25



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Copper will do this first, for it has the lower specific heat. Thus, it takes less energy to change its temperature one degree Celsius, meaning that it will need less energy from your hand. Since it is assumed that heat is transferred to both at the same rate, this means that it will need less time.
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