Problem: Four 50.0-g samples of different colorless liquids are placed in beakers at Tinitial = 25.0°C. Each liquid is heated until 450.0 J of heat has been absorbed; Tfinal is shown on each beaker below. Rank the liquids in order of increasing specific heat capacity.

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q = mcTc = qmTc = qm(Tf-Ti)


A

q = 450.0 J50.0g (27.15 °C - 25.0 °C) = 4.186 J/g•°C


B

q = 450.0 J50.0g (35.59 °C - 25.0 °C) = 0.850 J/g•°C


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Four 50.0-g samples of different colorless liquids are placed in beakers at Tinitial = 25.0°C. Each liquid is heated until 450.0 J of heat has been absorbed; Tfinal is shown on each beaker below. Rank the liquids in order of increasing specific heat capacity.

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