Analyze each specific heat and determine which one of the given substances will have the highest temperature after being heated for a certain amount of time.
The relation between the amount of heat absorbed or released by a substance and the change in temperature is:
If 100. J of heat energy are added to separate 50.0 g samples of gold (specific heat = 0.129 J g−1 °C−1), silver (specific heat = 0.234 J g−1 °C−1), aluminum (specific heat = 0.895 J g−1 °C−1), chromium (specific heat = 0.450 J g−1 °C−1), and copper (specific heat = 0.377 J g−1 °C−1), all at the same initial temperature, rank the metals in order from lowest to highest final temperature.
(A) Au < Ag < Al < Cr < Cu
(B) Al < Cr < Cu < Ag < Au
(C) Cr < Cu < Al < Ag < Au
(D) Au < Ag < Cu < Cr < Al
(E) none of these – all final temperatures would be equal
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