Problem: Specific heat of water.Is the process shown in the figure endothermic or exothermic?

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Exothermic reactions: lose energy 

Endothermic reactions: gain energy 


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A diagram shows 4.185 joules (1 calorie) of heat being added to 1.000 grams of liquid water at the initial  temperature of 14.5 degrees C, leading to 1.000 grams of liquid water at the final temperature of 15.5 degrees C.

Specific heat of water.


Is the process shown in the figure endothermic or exothermic?

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