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Need help with this Calorimetry problem
« on: September 22, 2019, 11:37:36 PM »
A 25.0 g sample of an alloy was heated to 100.0 o C and dropped into a beaker containing
90 grams of water at 25.32 o C. The temperature of the water rose to a final value of 27.18
o C. Neglecting heat losses to the room and the heat capacity of the beaker itself, what is
the specific heat of the alloy?

How do I solve this problem? Am I supposed to have to variables because I do not know the intial temperature of the water. I only have the final.

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Re: Need help with this Calorimetry problem
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2019, 02:19:05 AM »
What about the 25.32 °C

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Re: Need help with this Calorimetry problem
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2019, 03:34:13 AM »
Assume specific heat capacity to be an unknown x, use it to express what you know about the system with equations, solve for the unknown.
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