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Frederick95

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Rearranging the formula q = mc delta T
« on: March 06, 2008, 09:14:59 AM »

What mass of water could be heated from 0 to 50 degrees Celcius by the addition of 8.00 kJ of heat?

I know the formula for quanitiy of heat transferred in joules(J) is q = mc deltaT

However, how would I rearrange the formula to be able to solve for mass (m)?
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Re: Rearranging the formula q = mc delta T
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2008, 09:36:28 AM »


Dear Frederick95;

Which value of your Equation are you missing? Possibly c4.1840 kJoule kg-1 °K-1 ?
(I think “Rearranging” you learned in primary class 4, or 5, or so.)

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Re: Rearranging the formula q = mc delta T
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2008, 09:37:54 AM »

So how is the formula rearranged to find m?
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Re: Rearranging the formula q = mc delta T
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2008, 10:24:29 AM »


Dear Frederick95;


   q =  c * m * ΔT    ---->   q /  ΔT  =  c * m   ---->   q /  ΔT  / c  =  m !!   
(Looks that soooo complicated?)

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Formulas, in its best sense,  ARE ONLY Recipes for “A Picture”,  —
     If you DON’T catch “The Picture”, you are lost, - for ever!      (A++)

There is ONLY one correct Formula for the “Hydrogen”:  —
     The Atom/Molecule, ITSSELF!                          (Dr. R. Mory  1968)

"Make it AS SIMPLE AS possible,  — BUT NEVER SIMPLER!"  (A. Einstein)
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