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Specific Heat Capacity of Aluminum

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Aluminum and water samples of equal mass are left out in the hot sun.

Which of the following is the expected change in temperature of the two samples after five hours?

Note that:

  • $C_{Al}$ = 897 J/kg K
  • $C_{water}$= 4181 J/kg K
A

Both samples will increase in temperature until they reach the same temperature.

B

The aluminum sample will reach a higher temperature.

C

The water sample will reach a higher temperature.

D

There is not enough information to determine how their temperatures will change.