Problem: An aluminum kettle weighs 1.05 kg.What is the heat capacity of the kettle?

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Recall: The heat capacity of an object is the amount of heat needed to raise it's temperature by 1 K (J/K). This is an extensive property which means it depends on the amount of object.

In contrast, the specific heat capacity of an object is the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of 1 g of the object by 1 K (J/g • K) and is an intensive property (independent of amount).

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An aluminum kettle weighs 1.05 kg.

What is the heat capacity of the kettle?