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A 5.0g silver spoon at 20.0C is placed in a cup of coffee at 90.0C. How much heat does the spoon absorb from the coffee to reach a temperature of 89.0C?

  • Physics -

    Q = heat gained by silver
    = (Specific Heat of silver)*5g * 79 C
    = ?

    The specific heat of silver is 0.237 J/gC

    Q = 93.6 J
    = 22.4 calories

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    Make sure your 5.0 g mass is correct. The question has been asked before with a more believable mass of 50 g.

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