I need help with a problem I have struggled with for several days.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Here is the problem:

The specific heat of mercury is .03 cal/g degrees C, and it's boiling point is

357 degrees C. The specific heat of water is 1 cal/g degrees C. It takes

65 calories of energy to vaporize one gram of mercury and 540 calories to

vaporize 1 gram of water. If both substances begin a room temperature

(about 22 degrees C), Does it take more energy to boil a gram of mercury or

a gram of water?

I found where the boiling point of water is 100 degrees C...but there is so

much information here that I cannot determine what is needed or not, and

what order to process the information....can anyone advise?

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# Homework Help: Need help with mercury vs. water problem

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