# Homework Help: Thermodynamics Final Temperature of Water

1. Nov 10, 2017

### velo city

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
A certain mass of water in a copper pot is heated over a stove that releases joules of heat to heat the water. Later the same mass of water in an aluminum pot is heated over another stove that releases the same amount of heat in order to heat the water. Then the water in which pot will have the higher final equilibrium temperature?

2. Relevant equations
Q = mc∆T

3. The attempt at a solution
I think the final temperature of the water in the metal pot with the least specific heat will be higher because that pot can transfer heat more easily. Is this correct?

(Edit) I believe you heat both of the pots for the same amount of time (not long enough to boil) and then stop the stove. Then wait until the equilibrium temperature for the metal and water is reached and compare it for both of them.

Last edited: Nov 10, 2017
2. Nov 11, 2017

### Staff: Mentor

Crazy question - way too many unknowns for a simple answer.