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Homework Help: Properties that determine rise in temperature!

  1. Dec 8, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Thermal energy is transferred to a solid. Three properties of the solid are:
    1. volume
    2. mass
    3. specific heat capacitiy

    Which of the above properties determine the rise in temperature of the solid?
    A) 1 and 2
    B) 2 and 3
    C) 2 only
    D) 3 only

    2. Relevant equations

    c = Q/mΔT

    3. The attempt at a solution

    so using the equation for specific heat capacity, thermal energy Q = (mΔT) (c)

    c = specific heat capacity
    m = mass
    volume is not there

    So, my answer is B. Mass and specific heat capacity only. is this correct?
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  3. Dec 8, 2012 #2


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    Yes. Good.
  4. Dec 8, 2012 #3
    Thank you!
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