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When measuring specific heat, why should your final temperature be the maximum temperature reached calorimeter?

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  1. Joules in = spec heat * m * delta T
    so
    specific heat = joules/ ( m delta T)

    The more accurate delta T, the more accurate the resulting specific heat
    if you are off one degree in ten
    you have a 10 % error
    if you are off one degree in 100, you have a 1 % error

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