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Specific Heat Capacity

Specific Heat Capacity


Students will learn what specific heat capacity is and how to calculate it.

Be sure to watch and take notes.

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Your notes

Source: Langhans and various other educators

These are the “S” in WSQ. You must have them under your video notes completed by the due date on the Unit Plan.

1. The specific heat of ethanol is 2.46 J/g-oC.  Find the heat required to raise the temperature of 193 g of ethanol from 19oC to 35oC.



2. When a 120 g sample of aluminum (Al) absorbs 9612 J of energy, its temperature increases from 25oC to 115oC.  Find the specific heat of aluminum.  Be sure to include the correct unit for specific heat.


3. What is the specific heat of a substance that absorbs 2500 joules of heat when a sample of  10000 g of the substance increases in temperature from 10.0C to 70.0C?


4. How much heat energy is required to raise the temperature of 10 grams of ice from –100 C to 00 C??  (Cp for ice is 0.5 cal/g0C)




5. A 200-gram sample of iron, initially at 0 0C, absorbs 660 calories of heat.  Determine the final temperature attained by the iron sample if the specific heat capacity of iron is 0.11 cal/g0C.

Source: various educators and Langhans

HOT Question

Question about your Notes: write your question following the guidelines below:
Question- asking Higher Order Thinking (HOT) questions; use the following as your guide:
1. A question that you are still confused about (be specific, include which part of the video, etc)
2. A question that connects the videos together (i.e. asking about the relationship between the content)
3. A question you think you know the answer to, but you want to challenge your classmates with
Use your Unit Plan to help with question starters

Source: inspired by C. Kirch