Problem: Two solid objects, A and B, are placed in boiling water and allowed to come to temperature there. Each is then lifted out and placed in separate beakers containing 1000 g water at 10.0 oC. Object A increases the water temperature by 3.50 oC; B increases the water temperature by 2.60 oC.What can you say about the specific heats of A and B?        

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Heat capacity is an extensive property (depends on mass) and the corresponding intensive property is the specific heat capacity (independent of amount).


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Two solid objects, A and B, are placed in boiling water and allowed to come to temperature there. Each is then lifted out and placed in separate beakers containing 1000 g water at 10.0 oC. Object A increases the water temperature by 3.50 oC; B increases the water temperature by 2.60 oC.

What can you say about the specific heats of A and B?        

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