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## How do you find the specific heat of aluminum?

The specific heat of aluminum is 897 J/kg K. This value is almost 2.3 times of the specific heat of copper. You can use this value to estimate the energy required to heat a 500 g of aluminum by 5 °C, i.e., Q = m x Cp x ΔT = 0.5 * 897* 5 = 2242.5 J.

**Which has more thermal energy 1 kg of aluminum at 20 C or 1 kg of gold at 20 C?**

Which has more thermal energy, 1 kg of aluminum at 20 C or 1 kg of gold at 20°C? Aluminum has more thermal energy.

**What is the value of the specific heat of aluminum?**

0.900

Specific heats and molar heat capacities for various substances at 20 C

Substance | c in J/gm K | c in cal/gm K or Btu/lb F |
---|---|---|

Aluminum | 0.900 | 0.215 |

Bismuth | 0.123 | 0.0294 |

Copper | 0.386 | 0.0923 |

Brass | 0.380 | 0.092 |

### How do you determine the specific heat of Aluminium shots by using calorimeter?

First heat a 10 gram aluminum metal in beaker of boiling water for at least 10 minutes so that the metal’s initial temperature is 100 degrees Celsius. Using tongs transfer the metal to beaker with 100 grams of water at temperature of 20 degrees Celsius. Measure the final temperature the water.

**What is Q in Q MC ∆ T?**

Q = mc∆T. Q = heat energy (Joules, J) m = mass of a substance (kg) c = specific heat (units J/kg∙K) ∆ is a symbol meaning “the change in”

**What is the formula for change in temperature?**

When heat transfer is involved, use this formula: change in temperature = Q / cm to calculate the change in temperature from a specific amount of heat added. Q represents the heat added, c is the specific heat capacity of the substance you’re heating, and m is the mass of the substance you’re heating.

#### Which has more thermal energy aluminum or gold?

It takes more energy to raise the temperature of aluminum by 1°C than it takes to raise the temperature of gold by 1°C. This means that it has a greater ability to hold thermal energy. Gold started at the same temperature but due to its lower specific heat, it did not change the temperature of the water as much.

**Which metal has the highest heat capacity?**

Which metal has highest heat capacity? Does gold heat up faster than copper? Does copper heat up quickly?…Does gold heat up faster than copper?

Substance | Specific Heat (J/g°C) |
---|---|

Iron (s) | 0.449 |

Lead (s) | 0.129 |

**What metal has the lowest heat capacity?**

Metals such as iron have low specific heat. It doesn’t take much energy to raise their temperature. That’s why a metal spoon heats up quickly when placed in a cup of hot coffee. Sand also has a relatively low specific heat.

## How do you calculate the specific heat of a metal?

Q = m*s*dT, where Q = heat, m = mass, s = specific heat, and dT is the change in temperature (T2 – T1). You can use this formula to calculate the specific heat.

**Which material has the highest specific heat?**

Water has the highest specific heat capacity of any liquid.

**Why is Q MC ∆ T used?**

The quantitative relationship between heat transfer and temperature change contains all three factors: Q=mcΔT Q = mc Δ T , where Q is the symbol for heat transfer, m is the mass of the substance, and ΔT is the change in temperature. The symbol c stands for specific heat and depends on the material and phase.