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What will be the final temperature of the system?

  1. May 2, 2007 #1
    I have this physics question i need help with.

    An M gram chunk of hot iron is placed on a large piece of 0 degrees celsius ice, causing m grams of ice to melt.
    a. What will be the final temperature of the system?
    b. What must have been the initial temperature of the cold iron?
    c. What must have been the initial temperature of the hot iron?
    d.Calculate part c based on the following information M= 250g, m= 48g and the specific heat of iron = 0.44J / g degrees celsius

    If someone has the answer thatd be great
    Thanks
     
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  3. May 2, 2007 #2

    hage567

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    You must show some work to get help, we don't give out answers! What are your thoughts about it? What equations do you think you need?
     
  4. May 2, 2007 #3
    need help actually

    mc delta t (thermodynamics type)is all i've got and I don't know what to do with the two masses. I've been at it for a week and need a solution for friday morning.
     
  5. May 2, 2007 #4

    Mentz114

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    I see only one piece of iron mentioned in the problem statement but two in the questions.

    You need to find out about heat capacity, and the amount of heat required to melt ice.
     
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