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I'm using the formula E=mc (delta T/delta t) where E is energy, m is mass, c is specific heat, T is temperature and t is time, to calculate the energy used in heating a volume of air to a certain temperature.

Assuming that pressure is of that at sea level, I come up with a rate of heating of 12.56J per second, for a 16K rise in temperature over 10 hours, for a volume of air of 24m3.

This seems a little high, what did I do wrong?

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# Homework Help: Heat Capacity and Energy supplied

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