What is the specific heat of tin?


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The specific heat of tin at 25 degrees Celsius is 0.21 joules per gram per degree Celsius. Since tin is a solid, its specific heat is nearly constant at room temperature and above.

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What is the specific heat of tin?
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Specific heat is the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of one unit of mass by one degree Celsius. To determine the value of the specific heat of a material multiply the mass by the change in temperature and divide by the heat added, so long as no phase changes occur (e.g. going from a liquid to a gas). Silver has a similar specific heat to tin, so they both require about the same amount of energy to raise one degree Celsius.

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