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I realized that this problem needed to be broken up into the amount of heat to get ice at -15 to ice at 0; the amount of heat to get from ice at 0 to water at 0; the amount of heat to get water at 0 to water at 100; the amount of heat to get water at 100 to steam at 100; and the amount of heat to get steam at 100 to steam at 110. I did all of the calculations with M=10 g, c=0.5; 80; 0.5; 540; 0.5 respectively, and t= 15, 100, and 10 for the three equations where it comes into play.

I obtained 6825 cal for the answer, but when I looked at the solutions, found that I was 500 cals off due to the fact that c for water at 0 to water at 100 should be 1 cal/gK instead of 0.5 cal/gK. Can anyone explain to me why this is the case, please?