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Unformatted text preview: Peter Hernandez Physics 20BL September 8, 2013 Lab: Specific Heat Capacity for Metals & Heat of Fusion for Water Theory Part 1: The specific heat capacity of a substance is defined as the heat energy per unit mass per unit change in temperature: c= ΔQ mΔT We can express the change in heat energy, ΔQ , when temperature of a solid changes by ΔT , as: € € ΔQ = mcΔT € We used a Calorimeter to figure out the specific heat capacity of Aluminum. It is € assumed that...
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