# A43 - measured quantities The specific heat capacity of water is 1 calorie(gram x degree How many calories are needed to raise the temperature of

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T and q can have either negative or positive signs and C sp will always have a positive sign. The convention used is “q” has a positive value if heat is added to the substance from its surroundings and a negative value if the substance loses heat to its surroundings. Heat capacity can be used just like any other conversion factor except that you have to multiply by more
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Unformatted text preview: measured quantities. The specific heat capacity of water is 1 calorie/(gram x degree). How many calories are needed to raise the temperature of 50 g of water 10 o C? The specific heat capacity of aluminum is 0.217 calorie/g deg. How many calories are needed to raise the temperature of 50 g of aluminum 10 o C?...
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## This note was uploaded on 04/28/2010 for the course ENGN 45 taught by Professor Wendy during the Fall '09 term at City College of San Francisco.

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