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Specific Heat of a Substance

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When you add $16,000 \ J$ of heat to $4.0\ kg$ of a substance, its temperature changes by 40.0 degrees Celsius.

What is the specific heat capacity of this substance?

A

100 Joules per kilogram degree Celsius.

B

1600 Joules per kilogram degree Celsius.

C

2,560,000 Joules per kilogram degree Celsius.

D

160,000 Joules per kilogram degree Celsius.

E

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