Physical Chemistry : Other Thermodynamic Principles

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Other Thermodynamic Principles

If a  copper wire gains of heat, what is the change in temperature of the wire?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:


The thermal energy an object contains is given by: 

Where  is the specific heat,  is the change in temperature,  is the mass, and  is the amount of energy. We are given everything but the , so we rearrange the equation to 

Plug in known values and solve:

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