Problem: The specific heat of octane, C8H18 (l), is 2.22 J/g K.Which will require more heat, increasing the temperature of 1 mol of C8H18 (l) by a certain amount or increasing the temperature of 1 mol of H2O (l) by the same amount?

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The specific heat of octane, C8H18 (l), is 2.22 J/g K.

Which will require more heat, increasing the temperature of 1 mol of C8H18 (l) by a certain amount or increasing the temperature of 1 mol of H2O (l) by the same amount?

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