December 1, 2015

Homework Help: physics

Posted by Julie on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 2:35pm.

A hot iron horseshoe (mass = 0.43 kg), just forged (Fig. 14-16), is dropped into 1.60 L of water in a 0.26 kg iron pot initially at 20°C. If the final equilibrium temperature is 26°C, estimate the initial temperature of the hot horseshoe.

Could someone please help me out with how to do this. Thank you!

The sum of the heats gained is zero.

solve for Ti

T is final iron temp
a liter of water is a kilogram
heat out of horseshoe = heat into water + heat into pot
.43 Ciron(T-26) = 1.6 Cwater (6 ) + .26 Ciron(6)

I get 1348.26 degrees in Celsius which does not make any sense to me and its wrong, so could someone please help. Thank you!

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