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Postby Hannah_1G » Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:06 pm

What formula is used to calculate the change in temperature from copper at 100 degrees C placed in water at 22 degrees C? I don't know how to begin this problem

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Postby AKhanna_3H » Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:33 pm

This question would use the heat capacity formula q = nCdeltaT. You would solve for q of copper and q of water by setting them equal to each other and assigning a negative sign to the q of water (calorimeter). You can set them equal to each other because the heat lost by one reaction is gained by the other.

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Re: 4a.9

Postby Pegah Nasseri 1K » Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:19 pm

You would use the equation q = m*c*delta T where q is the heat energy, m is the mass of the copper, c is the specific heat of the copper and delta T is the change in temperature. You know that since no energy is lost to the surroundings, the heat lost by copper will equal the negative value of the heat gained by water. Thus you can set the two equations, the one modeling water and the one modeling copper, to each other:

m_copper * c_copper * delta T = - (m_water * c_water * delta T).

The final temperature of the water and the copper will be the same so you will need to plug in the values that are given to you and solve for the final temperature.

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Re: 4a.9

Postby BritneyP- 2c » Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:58 pm

you would use q=ncdeltaT, and set copper to equal the negative value for the q for water. Whatever heat is lost be one system is absorbed into the other system.

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