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Problem 131
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Microwave ovens work by irradiating food with microwave radiation, which is absorbed and converted into heat. Assum-ing that radiation with l = 15.0 cm is used, that all the energy is converted to heat, and that 4.184 J is needed to raise the temperature of 1.00 g of water by 1.00 °C, how many photons are necessary to raise the temperature of a 350 mL cup of water from 20 °C to 95 °C?

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