Problem: A piece of unknown substance weighs 44.7 g and requires 2110 J to increase its temperature from 23.2°C to 89.6°C.What is the specific heat of the substance?

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The specific heat capacity c of a substance is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of a given substance by 1˚C. The heat q required to raise the temperature of a given mass is:

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A piece of unknown substance weighs 44.7 g and requires 2110 J to increase its temperature from 23.2°C to 89.6°C.

What is the specific heat of the substance?

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