Is it possible to convert ml to grams for a Heat Capacity and Specific Heat type of problem? The problems that I have done so far did not use ml at all. I am stuck with the following problem:
A piece of stainless steel (specific heat = 0.50 J g-1 oC-1 ) is taken from an over at 178 oC and immersed in 225 ml of water at 25.9 oC. The water temperature rises to 42.4 oC. What is the mass of the piece of steel? How precise is this method of mass determination? Explain.
q = m x SH x Delta T
The Attempt at a Solution
Step 1: Calculate q of water.
qwater = m * SH * Delta T
qwater = m * 4.18 * (42.4 - 25.9)
Problem: the m is not stated in the give. Water is given in ml. I tried to search and some people say 1 ml = 1 g. I don't know if that is correct. So I hesitated in continuing this problem until I find out the correct way in converting ml to g.
If I can get pass that step, then I will do qsteel.
My answer for the 2nd question is that it is not accurate since it is not a calorimeter and thus there will be heat loss?
Please help. Thank you very much in advance.