Big Al and Little Al

Description: A big piece of aluminum is placed in warm water, and a little piece of Al is placed in boiling water. The temperatures allowed to equilibrate. The metals are placed in equal volumes of room temperature water, and the temperature rise of each is noted. The big piece of metal raises the temperature more, due to its mass, than the smaller piece of metal, even though the smaller piece was hotter.


Source: Julie Frasier

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Keywords: aluminum, heat capacity, specific heat

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