posted by Lance .
The specific heat of copper metal was determined by putting a piece of the metal weighing 39.4 g in hot water. The quantity of heat absorbed by the metal was calculated to be 47 J from the temperature drop of the water. What was the specific heat of the metal if the temperature of the metal rose 3.10°C?
q = mass x specific heat x delta T
Solve for specific heat. I think Cu has a specific heat of about 0386 J/g*C.
A solution of hydrochloric acid is placed on a balance. Magnesium metal is added and the mass is recorded. The solution is stirred and the mass of the solution is recorded every 10 minutes. The following data is collected: