Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 5 - Thermochemistry - Exercises - Page 206: 5.50a


Object A

Work Step by Step

Since both objects have equal masses (1000 grams) and are heated to equal temperatures (100 Degree's Celsius). We know because of our formula Q=mC$\Delta$T . Change in temperature and mass are equal for both objects. Since Object A had increased the temperature of the water more than object B, it must have had more heat added (Q) and therefore it must have a higher specific heat capacity.
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