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Specific Heat of Metals Lab Experiment

This experiment was conducted to identify a quantity of unknown metal using calorimeter and conservation of heat principles and determine specific heat of metals. Specific Heat of Metal by definition: The heat required to raise the temperature of the unit mass of a given substance by a given amount (usually one degree). William Cleghorn invented the concept of specific heat to explain the different amounts of thermal energy that different materials absorb when their temperatures increase. He’d measured latent heats — […]