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Specific heat problem

  1. Sep 15, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    2. Relevant equations
    i have a problem solving this foe my lab report..i just dont get the formula
    heres the data:
    ethylene glycol....its mass is 200 g ,initial temperature 22C, temperature after heated 100C
    what is its heat capcity?

    metal and water
    mass of metal-15.8 g
    temperature of water-23 C
    temperature of metal and washers-24 C
    what is the heat gained by the water assuming the heat gained by the water is equal to the heat lost by the metal?
    what is the heat capacity of the metal?

    any clue..or formula???

    3. The attempt at a solution
    200( 1cal/gC) (1) / 15.8 (1)
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  3. Sep 15, 2009 #2


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    In general, formula that you are looking for is most likely


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