1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data If the specific heat capacity of water from an experiment is smaller than its actual value, does it mean more heat is lost to the surroundings? If the heat is emitted by a wire into a cup of water and the change in temperature is measured, does it mean that the change in temperature of the water would bigger if more heat is lost to the surroundings? 2. Relevant equations ∆T/time = (1/mc)*IV 3. The attempt at a solution so if c is smaller (more heat energy lost to surroundings) then the RHS will be bigger, meaning the LHS must be bigger to balance the equation. Therefore ∆T must increase.