Homework 4A7

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Jasmine 2C
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Homework 4A7

Postby Jasmine 2C » Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:09 pm

For part a of this problem:
(a) Calculate the heat that must be supplied to a copper kettle of mass 400.0 g containing 300.0 g of water to raise its tem- perature from 20.0 8C to the boiling point of water, 100.0 8C. (b) What percentage of the heat is used to raise the temperature of the water?
why do we need to add the heat needed to raise temp of copper kettle and the heat needed to raise temp of water?

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Re: Homework 4A7

Postby Daniel Honeychurch1C » Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:33 pm

To heat the water you also need to heat the kettle so heat can be transferred to the water. When you heat water in a kettle, the kettle doesn't stay cold but requires heat to increase its temperature.

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Re: Homework 4A7

Postby andrewcj 2C » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:55 am

When the question says "its", it is referring to the entire system, which includes the kettle and the water.


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