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First, we'll identify the terms from the given formula:
Q = mc*Delta T
Q = heat energy ; m = mass, c = specific heat, delta T = the change in temperature
To determine the change in temperature, we'll just have to divide the given formula by the product m*c, both sides:
Delta T = Q/mc
To determine the specific heat, we'll have to divide both sides by the product m*delta T.
c = Q/m*Delta T
To determine the mass, we'll have to divide both sides by the product c*delta T.
m = Q/c*Delta T
The requested formulas are for the change of temperature, the specific heat and the mass are: Delta T = Q/mc ; c = Q/m*Delta T ; m = Q/c*Delta T.
`Q = mcDeltat`
``Where q = heat energy, m = mass, c = specific heat capacity, and t = temperature. The "triangle" symbol is delta, and represents change. So Delta t is the change in temperature.
This equation is used for calorimetry labs. An easy way to remember it is by saying "Q equals m-cat". Silly, but useful.
You want to solve for delta T, c and m.
Just divide by the other terms:
`m = (Q)/(cDeltat)`
`Deltat = (Q)/(mc)`
`c = (Q)/(mDeltat)`
Thankyou :) I finally understood it properly! Thanks for all the formula's! :)
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