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Homework Help: Heat problem

  1. Jan 18, 2014 #1
    24.100kg of copper at 33.000 degrees Celsius receives 310.000 kJ of heat. Calculate the final temperature of the metal.

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    3. The attempt at a solution

    I solved the equation for T1

    T1=c*m*Q-T2 / C*m

    The answer however seems really small and doesn't make sense, is this even the correct formula?
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  3. Jan 18, 2014 #2
    nvm this is the wrong formula how i would still like some help solving this question
  4. Jan 18, 2014 #3

    Simon Bridge

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    It's the right formula - you messed up the algebra.
    You are supposed to be solving for the final temperature.

    Try starting from ##Q=mc\Delta T##
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