Chemistry

86.3 g of water in a calorimeter have an initial temperature of 24 degrees C. The temperature increased to 33.1 degrees C when 54.3 g of a sample of metal initially at 99.7 degrees C is added to the calorimeter and allowed to equilibrate with the water.

Calculate the specific heat of the metal in joules/g degrees C.

asked by Anonymous
  1. qH2O + qmetal = 0

    qH2O = mass H2O x specific heat water x (Tfinal-Tinitial).

    qmetal = mass metal x specific heat metal x(Tfinal-Tinitial).

    Just plug in the numbers and solve for specific heat metal.

    posted by DrBob 222
  2. 23

    posted by student
  3. No, it isn't 23.

    posted by DrBob222
  4. is it 186.1?

    posted by Anonymous

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