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Heating Up Gold

SATPHY-7LKKV3

Gold has a very low specific heat compared to water.

Based on this fact alone, which of the following do we know is true?

A

Gold melts at a much higher temperature than water.

B

If I add heat to a chunk of gold, its temperature will go up more than a pot of water to which I add the same amount of heat.

C

If I add heat to a chunk of gold, its temperature will go up less than a pot of water to which I add the same amount of heat.

D

If I add heat to a chunk of gold, its temperature will go up more than a pot of the same mass of water to which I add the same amount of heat.

E

If I add heat to a chunk of gold, its temperature will go up less than a pot of the same mass of water to which I add the same amount of heat.