Lesson: Calorimetry and Specific Heat Capacity
In this lesson, we will learn how to relate an object's net temperature to the change to its net heating, its mass, and its specific heat capacity.
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Worksheet: 16 Questions • 3 Videos
On a hot day, the temperature of an -L swimming pool increases by . What is the net heat transfer during this heating? Ignore any complications, such as loss of water by evaporation, and take the specific heat capacity of water to be .
What is the rate of temperature increase of the inactive reactor core without cooling? Assume that the lack of cooling means that negligible heating of the core’s surroundings occurs.
How much time would be taken for the inactive reactor core to increase its temperature by , assuming that the lack of cooling means that negligible heating of the core’s surroundings occurs?
A baby bottle with a mass of 84 g is sterilized by increasing its temperature from to . Determine how much the bottle must be heated. Use a value of for the specific heat capacity of glass.