posted by Megan on .
94.0 g of a metal at 88.0°C are added to 55.0 g of water at 26.0°C. When the system reaches constant temperature, the temperature is 39.3°C. What is the specific heat of the metal? The specific heat of water is 4.184 J/g·°C.
In a two system problem, the easier way is to realize that the heat lost + heat gained = 0 and solve for the only unknown in the equation.
mass1 x specific heat1 x (Tfinal-Tinitial) + mass2 x specific heat 2 x (Tfinal-Tinitial) = 0
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