Where are we going with this? This page will assist in developing the ability to perform calculations involving heat flow, temperature changes, and phase changes by using known values of specific heat, phase change constants, or both.
Virtual Lab: Finding Specific Heat Of An Unknown Sample
Background Information: Heat Exchange
The purpose of this activity is to provide hands-on experience using laboratory techniques to observe the transfer of energy from a hot substance to a cold substance. The energy exchange is used to calculate the specific heat of the hot substance, a metal sample.
Link to activity worksheet: CLICK HERE
The video below has three parts:
- Setup and Procedures
- Result Collection
The lab can be done virtually by watching the first two parts, recording your own data, and doing your own calculations.