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Homework Help: Chemistry

Posted by Casey on Friday, July 2, 2010 at 12:57pm.

I am having a horrible time with Enthalpy change. I understand how to find specific heat I believe, but the heat capacity of the vessel is given as 10 J/K. My problem is that my professor did not show us how to work this type of problem, and I desperately need help with it. Here is the following problem. I am trying to find the final temperature of the system. I feel like I am missing something, PLEASE HELP!

A 670. g piece of copper tubing is heated to 97.1C and placed in an insulated vessel containing 57.5 g of water at 40.0C. Assuming no loss of water and heat capacity for the vessel of 10.0 J/K, what is the final temperature of the system (c of copper = 0.387 J/gK)?

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