Problem: If 285 grams of water at 21 °C absorbs 287 kJ of heat from a mountain climber's stove at an elevation where the boiling point of water is 87 °C, is this amount of energy sufficient to heat the water to its boiling point?           (a) Yes           (b) No How many kJ are required to heat the water to its boiling point?

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If 285 grams of water at 21 °C absorbs 287 kJ of heat from a mountain climber's stove at an elevation where the boiling point of water is 87 °C, is this amount of energy sufficient to heat the water to its boiling point? 

          (a) Yes 

          (b) No 

How many kJ are required to heat the water to its boiling point?

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