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Homework Help: Heat phenomena

  1. Apr 25, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    An aluminum vessel hose mass is 178g contains 90g of water at 15.5°C. How many calories of heat are required to bring the water to a final temperature of 85°C? The specific heat of water is 1cal/g°C.


    2. Relevant equations
    Im planning to use this formula for heat quantity


    3. The attempt at a solution
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 26, 2012 #2
    What about the aluminum vessel? How can you heat the water without also heating the vessel?
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