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given specific heat, mass, and energy absorbed, how do i find rise in temperature?
specific heat = 400 j kg-1 K-1
mass = 50g
energy absorbed = 800J
- BuyMe aT 50rUsLv 59 years agoFavorite Answer
You have to use one simple formula : the energy formula: Q = m*c*(delta T)
Q = heat energy
m = mass
c = specific heat
delta t = change in temperature (= final - initial temp)
So, before plugging in the numbers above, you need to get the correct units.
Mass in kg will be .05kg
Now plug in:
800J=.05kg * 400JKg-1K-1 * delta T
800J = 20JK-1 * delta T
40K = delta T
So, there was a difference of 40K in the temperature change.