## Summary:

- The specific heat of a substance can be used to calculate the temperature change that a given substance will undergo when it is either heated or cooled.
- A 15.0 g piece of cadmium metal absorbs 134 J of heat while rising from 24.0°C to 62.7°C.
- The heat that is either absorbed or released is measured in joules.
- The change in temperature is given by , where is the final temperature and is the initial temperature.
- The specific heat equation can be rearranged to solve for the specific heat.

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