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Homework Help: Specific Heat of Metal Lab

  1. Feb 17, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I had a lab where we put 50 grams of a metal smaple into a little bowl and then heated it with steam from a big beaker thing. Anyway, my question is about the errors I got in this lab when finding the specific heat of the metal. I had some high percent errors for Aluminum and Tin. Would my results improve if I used more of the metal? A larger mass of the metal?

    2. Relevant equations
    Q=mc(delta t)

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Have not attempted this.
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  3. Feb 17, 2016 #2


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    Depends on the source of errors.

    Can you list them and think, which of them can depend on the mass of metal used?
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