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Homework Help: Calorimetry Question HELP!

  1. Dec 12, 2004 #1
    Question is:

    You have two cast iron skillets. One is twice the mass of the other. If you raise each to the same temperature which pan requires more heat. Explain.
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    And what's your best guess ?
  4. Dec 12, 2004 #3
    Consider that according to
    [tex]Q=mc\Delta T[/tex]
    where Q is enthalpy change and c is the specific heat capacity of the material,
    [tex]Q\propto m[/tex]
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  5. Dec 13, 2004 #4
    Well if one pan has twice the mass of the other, thats more metal to heat isn't it? Think about it
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