# Problem: Some homes that use baseboard heating use copper tubing. Hot water runs through and heats the copper tubing, which in turn heats aluminum fins. It is actually the aluminum fins that heat the air rising through the fins. How much energy (J) would it take to heat a section of the copper tubing that weighs about 505.0 g, from 13.33°C to 22.38°C? Copper has a specific heat of 0.3850 J/g • °C). Express your answer to four significant figures.

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Some homes that use baseboard heating use copper tubing. Hot water runs through and heats the copper tubing, which in turn heats aluminum fins. It is actually the aluminum fins that heat the air rising through the fins.

How much energy (J) would it take to heat a section of the copper tubing that weighs about 505.0 g, from 13.33°C to 22.38°C? Copper has a specific heat of 0.3850 J/g • °C).

Express your answer to four significant figures.

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