In this task, you will investigate which metal would be best for making the bottom of a cooking pan. The bottom of the pan must reach a high temperature to cook the food thoroughly. The best metal will reach a higher temperature when a given amount of thermal energy is transferred to it.

Specific heat capacity is one of several properties to consider when choosing a metal for the cooking pan. You will investigate the specific heat capacities of two metals that could be used for the bottom of the pan.

Click "SPECIFIC HEAT CAPACITY" to see the definition of specific heat capacity and the equation for calculating the specific heat capacity of a substance.

You may click "SPECIFIC HEAT CAPACITY" at any time during the task to see this information.

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