Homework Help: 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

Staff Emeritus
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