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Demos: 3E-02 Comparison of Specific Heats of Metals

Four cylinders of approximately the same mass are made from different metals: zinc, copper, aluminum and lead. The cylinders are heated by immersing them in boiling water and then placed on a paraffin slab. The depth to which each cylinder melts its way into the paraffin is proportional to the specific heat of the metal.

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