1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Two metals of identical masses and initial temperatures are dropped into water which has a lower temperature than the metals. Both the water and the metals have the same mass. One metal has a higher heat capacity than the other metal. Which metal will change the water temperature the most? 2. Relevant equations q=mcΔt 3. The attempt at a solution Because it appears that all variables to the right of "q" are equal except c, it appears that the metal with the higher heat capacity will result in a higher "q" - it will release more energy into the water (since the water is cooler and heat flows from objects of higher to lower heat). Therefore, it appears that the metal with the higher heat capacity will affect the temperature of the water more.