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A 34 g glass thermometer reads 21.6°C before it is placed in 135 mL of water. When the water and thermometer come to equilibrium, the thermometer reads 38.7°C. What was the original temperature of the water?

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the sum of heats gained is zero.

massglass*specheatglass*(21.6-38.7)+135*specheatwater*(Ti-38.6)=0

solve for Ti

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