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I'm not sure how to solve this:

If 125 cal of heat is applied to a 60.0-g piece of copper at 20.0∘C , what will the final temperature be? The specific heat of copper is 0.0920 cal/(g⋅∘C). Express the final temperature numerically in degrees Celsius

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  1. heatgained= mass*c*(Tf-Ti)

    Tf= 125/(60*.0920) + 20

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  2. I'm sorry, I haven't really understood what you've done. could you maybe break it down for me? I'm new at this whole chem thing. What is Tf and Ti?
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    -MC

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  3. Tf is the final temperature, Ti is the initial temperature.

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  4. I started from heat=mc deltaTemp
    then solved for final temperature Tf

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  5. So what I'm getting as I set up the equation is 60g x 125 x 60
    and that doesn't seem right

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  6. Hmmmm. that is far from right.

    Heatgained= mass*specificheat*change in temp

    change in temp= heatgaind/(specificheat*mass)

    change in temp= 125cal/(.0920cal/gC * 60g) = 33.6 check that

    chaknge in temp= finaltemp-initial temp

    so final temp= 33.6+20 C

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  7. 53.6 c

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  8. 47.6

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  9. 47.6 *C is correct.

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  10. none of those are correct

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  11. 42.6

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  12. 43 try rounding it

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  13. 45.6 ∘C

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