plan and design an experiment. the denser the material the higher the specific heat capacity?
- NCSLv 72 years agoFavorite Answer
(i) gather a bunch of small solids of varying densities (but all more dense than water)
(ii) determine their densities by dividing their mass (from a scale) by the volume (say, by water displacement)
(iii) for each, heat them in a (very) warm water bath
(iv) for each, place the heated solid into a cold water bath of known mass and temperature
(v) measure the equilibrium temperature of the cool bath
(vi) calculate the specific heat of each solid based on the results
(vii) plot specific heat vs density and see what you get. Comparing rocks to metals might be illuminating.
Hope this helps!