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Homework Help: Help with this physics class question

  1. Mar 12, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    How much heat is absorbed by a person’s hand if 100 grams of liquid water at 100°C is poured on his hand? (Assume the final temperature of the water will be normal body temperature of 37°C)


    2. Relevant equations
    dont have any


    3. The attempt at a solution
    dont have one.
     
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  3. Mar 12, 2010 #2

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    The water changes temperature. So maybe a better question to ask is how much energy is released by 100 g of water when it changes from 100o to 37o C? :wink:
     
  4. Mar 12, 2010 #3
    i just copied and pasted this question from my homework. i didnt word it
     
  5. Mar 12, 2010 #4

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    Okay. :cool:

    Then how much energy is released from 1 gram of water when it changes 1o C?
     
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