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when a 140g piece of metal at 70 degree Celsius is placed in 220g of water at 0 degree Celsius, the metal is cooled, and the water is warmed and both come to a final temperature of 10 degree Celsius. What is the specific heat of the metal?
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when a 140g piece of metal at 70 degree Celsius is placed in 220g of water at 0 degree Celsius, the metal is cooled, and the water is warmed and both come to a final temperature of 10 degree Celsius. What is the specific heat of the metal?
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Ms.bioBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
wow, this one is thermodynamics right?
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818jasmineBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
its actually physics but it's considered to be in the math category so i need a lot of help with this.
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rsvitaleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
The heat associated with a certain mass changing temperature is
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rsvitaleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
the energy change in the water has to equal the energy change in the metal
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rsvitaleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Qm=140*c*(7010) Qw=220*4.186*(100)
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rsvitaleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
you set the two equal to each other and solve for c. That equation will give units of Joule/(gram Celsius)
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818jasmineBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so would i be solving the equation that you suggested i'm confused
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rsvitaleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Have you learned the heat/energy required to change the temperature of a substance?
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818jasmineBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
no i don't quite understand how to solve problems like these.
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rsvitaleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
ok we have the equation Q=mc(dT) where Q is heat, m is mass of whatever is changing temperature, dT is the change in Temperature.
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rsvitaleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
the magnitude of the heat has to be the same for both the metal and the water
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rsvitaleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
so you plug the known values into the heat equation for water and metal and set them equal to each other to find the specific heat you are looking for.
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rsvitaleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
The magnitude of the heat is the same in both due to conservation of energy
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818jasmineBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so basically what would be the numbers in the equation to plug into the problem if is the same.
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rsvitaleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Your final equation would look like: 140*c*(7010)=220*4.186*(100) 140*60*c=220*10*4.186
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rsvitaleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
and you want to find c in J/gC
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818jasmineBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so how would i find c
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rsvitaleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
140*60*c=220*10*4.186 8400*c=9209.2 c=9209.2/(8400) c=1.1 J/gC
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818jasmineBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so what units should i use for this problem?
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rsvitaleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
that c is J/(gC) or Joules per gram degree Celsius
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rsvitaleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
the energy in Joules it takes to change the temperature of 1 gram of metal 1 degree celsius
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818jasmineBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so would this be the same as 1.0963 cal/g degree Celsius ?
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rsvitaleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
no 1 cal= 4.186 Joules
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rsvitaleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
if you want calories divide your answer by 4.186
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818jasmineBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i don't think my answer is right
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rsvitaleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
yep I think that's good
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rsvitaleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
why dont you think it is right
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818jasmineBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i don't know because i think that my units wont match up with the right answer that i just put up there
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rsvitaleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
im not sure what you mean
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818jasmineBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
like should it say 0.2619 cal/g degrees Celsius, does that sound right?
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rsvitaleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
oh yeah those are the units for specific heat
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818jasmineBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
thank you so much I got it right thanks
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