# A metal object with a mass of 12.0g requires 16.1 joules to raise its temperature from 35.0 degrees Celsius to 45.5 degrees Celsius. What is the specific heat of the metal? Identify the metal.

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A metal object with a mass of 12.0g requires 16.1 joules to raise its temperature from 35.0 degrees Celsius to 45.5 degrees Celsius. What is the specific heat of the metal? Identify the metal.

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Step 1

The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a body of mass m from its initial temperature T1 to final temperature T2 having specific heat capacity c can be written as follows-

Step 2

The specific heat c of the metal can be calculated as follows-

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