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 Problem Statement

so we did an experiment. basically the teacher gave us each a cube of unknown metal
and we had to figure out what it was using the specific heat.
we put the metal in boiling water until it was 212C
and then we put it in room temp water
and we measured how much it heated the water
he also gave us some lead to find the specific heat of so we can troubleshoot if our data is wrong because of the lab process or the calculation
check out the attached files for more precise instructions
so my results are in this google sheets
i set it so anyone with link can view so you guys should have no problem viewing it
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1StBNPECq3Ny0tK_N60DT4JGgR_bm3tCwsx2dP8RO_0/edit?usp=sharing
i tried making formulas on some of the data so that i didnt have to do the calculations by hand but something is wrong. im getting 50 J/gC (joules per grams degrees celcius) for my unknown metal, which has to be wrong because the specific heat of water is 4.184 J/gC and water is known to have a high specific heat
please help me
im not sure if this is because of my procedure or my calculations
thank you
 Relevant Equations

final temperature minus initial temperature = change in temperature
specific heat times mass times change in temp. = change in heat
Problem Statement: so we did an experiment. basically the teacher gave us each a cube of unknown metal
and we had to figure out what it was using the specific heat.
we put the metal in boiling water until it was 212C
and then we put it in room temp water
and we measured how much it heated the water
he also gave us some lead to find the specific heat of so we can troubleshoot if our data is wrong because of the lab process or the calculation
check out the attached files for more precise instructions
so my results are in this google sheets
i set it so anyone with link can view so you guys should have no problem viewing it
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1StBNPECq3Ny0tK_N60DT4JGgR_bm3tCwsx2dP8RO_0/edit?usp=sharing
i tried making formulas on some of the data so that i didnt have to do the calculations by hand but something is wrong. im getting 50 J/gC (joules per grams degrees celcius) for my unknown metal, which has to be wrong because the specific heat of water is 4.184 J/gC and water is known to have a high specific heat
please help me
im not sure if this is because of my procedure or my calculations
thank you
Relevant Equations: final temperature minus initial temperature = change in temperature
specific heat times mass times change in temp. = change in heat
the above is my data from my lab
ive tried to do calculations on paper but i get the same results as in the above spreadsheet
but i know that specific heat is way off...
and we had to figure out what it was using the specific heat.
we put the metal in boiling water until it was 212C
and then we put it in room temp water
and we measured how much it heated the water
he also gave us some lead to find the specific heat of so we can troubleshoot if our data is wrong because of the lab process or the calculation
check out the attached files for more precise instructions
so my results are in this google sheets
i set it so anyone with link can view so you guys should have no problem viewing it
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1StBNPECq3Ny0tK_N60DT4JGgR_bm3tCwsx2dP8RO_0/edit?usp=sharing
i tried making formulas on some of the data so that i didnt have to do the calculations by hand but something is wrong. im getting 50 J/gC (joules per grams degrees celcius) for my unknown metal, which has to be wrong because the specific heat of water is 4.184 J/gC and water is known to have a high specific heat
please help me
im not sure if this is because of my procedure or my calculations
thank you
Relevant Equations: final temperature minus initial temperature = change in temperature
specific heat times mass times change in temp. = change in heat
the above is my data from my lab
ive tried to do calculations on paper but i get the same results as in the above spreadsheet
but i know that specific heat is way off...
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