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Problem: What is the specific heat capacity of graphite if it requires 266 J to raise the temperature of 15 grams of graphite by 25°C?A. 1.4 J/g°CB. 0.71 J/g°CC. 0.43 J/g°CD. 0.60 J/g°CE. none of these

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We’re being asked to determine the specific heat capacity (C) given that 15 g of graphite was raised by 25 ˚C


The amount of heat Q is given by:


Q = mcT


where m = mass (in grams), c = specific heat, ΔT = change in temperature = final T – initial T. We’re given the following values:

m = 15 g

c = ???

ΔT = 25 ˚C = 25˚C

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What is the specific heat capacity of graphite if it requires 266 J to raise the temperature of 15 grams of graphite by 25°C?

A. 1.4 J/g°C

B. 0.71 J/g°C

C. 0.43 J/g°C

D. 0.60 J/g°C

E. none of these

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