Problem: A 32.6 g iron rod, initially at 22.3 oC, is submerged into an unknown mass of water at 63.3 oC, in an insulated container. The final temperature of the mixture upon reaching thermal equilibrium is 59.1 oC.What is the mass of the water?

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qiron = -qwater(mcT)iron =-(mcT)water


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A 32.6 g iron rod, initially at 22.3 oC, is submerged into an unknown mass of water at 63.3 oC, in an insulated container. The final temperature of the mixture upon reaching thermal equilibrium is 59.1 oC.

What is the mass of the water?

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