# Specific Heat Capacity

```Specific Heat Enrichment
Research specific heat capacity and write a paragraph including items 1-3 below and then
calculate the problems in question 4 being sure to show all of your work.
Suggested resources:
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Textbook pages 256-257
Video: “Chemistry Connections: Specific Heat Capacity and Calorimetry”
http://app.discoveryeducation.com/player/view/assetGuid/0960B972-BB3B-4E609DC8-436D99ED4572
Questions:
1. Define specific heat capacity.
2. Compare the specific water and the metal of a seat belt.
3. Give two real life examples.
o For example, on a hot summer day the metal part of a seatbelt feels hotter than
the cloth.
4. Calculate the following
o Imagine that you heat 2L of water to hear pasta. The temperature of water
before is 40 C and the temperature after is 100 C. What is the heat involved?
o Suppose you put a glass filled with 180mL of water in to the refrigerator. The
temperature of the water before is 25 C and the temperature after is 10 C. How
much energy was transferred away from the water as it became colder?
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