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## Homework Statement

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 o}C

^{-1}) is taken from an over at 178

^{o}C and immersed in 225 ml of water at 25.9

^{o}C. The water temperature rises to 42.4

^{o}C. What is the mass of the piece of steel? How precise is this method of mass determination? Explain.

## Homework Equations

q = m x SH x Delta T

## The Attempt at a Solution

Step 1: Calculate q of water.

q

_{water}= m * SH * Delta T

q

_{water}= 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 q

_{steel}.

My answer for the 2

^{nd}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.