Our first thermochemistry lab, where we tried to measure the specific heat capacity constant (C) for copper (Cu).
For water, C = 4.18 J/g⋅K
That means it takes 4.18 Joules (units of energy, to make each gram 1 Kelvin or 1 Celsius hotter, or cooler – depending upon if you add the heat in to make water hotter, or remove that same amount of energy to cool it down.
For metals, like copper, the value is MUCH SMALLER.
C of Cu = 0.391 J/g⋅K
This lab is due on Friday 1-10-20, try to get it in on time.