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Thermal Equilibirum Calorimeter

  1. May 9, 2008 #1

    TFM

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    A copper calorimeter can with mass 0.100 kg contains 0.160 kg of water and 0.018 kg of ice in thermal equilibrium at atmospheric pressure.

    If 0.750 kg of lead at a temperature of 255 degrees C is dropped into the calorimeter can, what is the final temperature? Assume that no heat is lost to the surroundings.

    Related Formula

    [tex] Q_1 + Q_2 + Q_3 = 0 [/tex]

    [tex] Q = mc\Delta T [/tex]

    [tex] \Delta T = T_{initial} - T_{final} [/tex]

    The initial temperature of the Ice/Water/Container, so I am not quite sure what the best way to start this question is.

    Any suggestions?

    TFM
     
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  3. May 9, 2008 #2

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    Please post your problems in the correct forum in future :grumpy:

    As for your question, I offer you a hint: what is the temperature at which ice and water exists at thermal equilibrium?
     
  4. May 9, 2008 #3

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    Sorry, I htought there was something different:blushing: Feel free to move to 'Homework and Coursework: Introductory Physics' Category.

    Would this be at the Triple point, which I is 0.0098 degrees Celcius, 273.1598 Kelvin. This must be the intial Temperature?
     
  5. May 9, 2008 #4

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    Correct! :approve:
     
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