Problem: How much heat is required to warm 1.50 kg of sand from 26.0 oC to 100.0 oC?        

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The amount of heat required to warm a substance is determined using heat capacity. The equation below allows us to solve for the heat released or absorbed when warming a substance.


For the equation above:

q = heat, J 

m = mass (g)

Cs = specific heat capacity of sand (J / (g oC) )

ΔT= change in temperature. (°C)


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How much heat is required to warm 1.50 kg of sand from 26.0 oC to 100.0 oC?        

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