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Calculate the heat capacity of this calorimeter

  1. Oct 23, 2004 #1
    When using a different calorimeter, and mixing 50 ml of hot water at 65 C with 60 ml of water in the calorimeter at 25 C, the temperture of the calorimeter increased by 5.5 C. Calculate the heat capacity of this calorimeter. Is this a better or worse calorimeter than the one used in the sample calculations?

    This problem gets me all confused? Is there a formula that would make it easier? please help
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 23, 2004 #2
    As with all problems, if they ask for X. The first thing you want to ask yourself is, what is the definition of X? In this case heat capacity.
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