Problem: Use of the British thermal unit (Btu) is common in some types of engineering work. A Btu is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 lb of water by 1 oF.Calculate the number of joules in a Btu.

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We are asked to calculate the number of joules in a Btu. 


Use the heat capacity 4.184 J/g°C


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Use of the British thermal unit (Btu) is common in some types of engineering work. A Btu is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 lb of water by 1 oF.

Calculate the number of joules in a Btu.

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