What will require more heat to heat 1 ° C: 100 g of water or 100 g of copper?

The amount of heat that is spent on heating the body can be calculated using the following formula:

Q = C * m * Δt, where C is the specific heat of the taken substance (reference value), m is the mass of the taken substance, Δt is the change in the temperature of the substance.

The change in temperature and the mass of substances are equal, therefore, a substance with a higher heat capacity will require more heat when heated.

C1 (water) = 4200 J / (K * kg); C2 (copper) = 400 J / (K * kg).

Answer: Water will require more heat.

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