# Calorimetry Question HELP!

1. Dec 12, 2004

### krazeekid7

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.

2. Dec 12, 2004

### Gokul43201

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And what's your best guess ?

3. Dec 12, 2004

### Sirus

Consider that according to
$$Q=mc\Delta T$$
where Q is enthalpy change and c is the specific heat capacity of the material,
$$Q\propto m$$

Last edited: Dec 12, 2004
4. Dec 13, 2004

### triden

Well if one pan has twice the mass of the other, thats more metal to heat isn't it? Think about it