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:

$\overline{){\mathit{Q}}{\mathbf{}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{}}{\mathit{m}}{\mathit{c}}{\mathbf{\u2206}}{\mathit{T}}}$

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**

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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