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Specific heat of a substance is given by:
We are given the values of m, q and the initial and final temperatures.
Also, because heat is being absorbed, the value of q will be positive.
We can plug in these values into this equation.
A 100.0-g bar of gold is heated from 25 oC to 50 oC, during which it absorbs 322 J of heat. Assume the volume of the gold bar remains constant.
Based on the data, calculate the specific heat of Au (s).