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Unknown SPecific Heat Capacity

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Homework Statement


In order to find the specific heat capacity of an unknown material,
a 50g piece is heated to 80 degrees Celsius and fully immersed in a well
insulatyed calorimeter filled with 100g of water at 10 degrees Celsius raising the temperature of the water by 5 degrees, the heat capacity of the calorimeter is 20 J K-1


Homework Equations


MC delta T = MC delta T ?




The Attempt at a Solution


no idea to be honest
at first i thought i can just use Q=mc delta T to do this but i dunno what Q is :S
 

Answers and Replies

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The final temperature of substance is same as that of water. You could still use the eqn. you wrote.
 

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