Problem: Which of the following substances (with specific heat capacity provided) would show the greatest temperature change upon absorbing 100.0 J of heat? A) 10.0 g Al, CAl = 0.903 J/g°C B) 10.0 g Pb, CPb= 0.128 J/g°C C) 10.0 g H2O, CH2O = 4.18 J/g°C D) 10.0 g Cu, CCu = 0.385 J/g°C E) 10.0 g ethanol, Cethanol = 2.42 J/g°C

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Determine which among the substances will give the highest temperature change given their specific heat

According to the calorimetry equation:

q = mcT

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Which of the following substances (with specific heat capacity provided) would show the greatest temperature change upon absorbing 100.0 J of heat? 

A) 10.0 g Al, CAl = 0.903 J/g°C 

B) 10.0 g Pb, CPb= 0.128 J/g°C 

C) 10.0 g H2O, CH2O = 4.18 J/g°C 

D) 10.0 g Cu, CCu = 0.385 J/g°C 

E) 10.0 g ethanol, Cethanol = 2.42 J/g°C

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