Problem: SubstanceSpecific heatcapacity, Cs (J/(g oC))*ElementsLead0.128Gold0.128Silver0.235Copper0.385Iron0.449Aluminum0.903CompoundsEthanol2.42Water4.18MaterialsGlass (Pyrex)0.75Granite0.79Sand0.84* At 298 K.A 51 g aluminum block initially at 27.0 oC absorbs 737 J of heat. What is the final temperature of the aluminum?

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SubstanceSpecific heat
capacity, Cs 
(J/(g oC))*
Elements
Lead0.128
Gold0.128
Silver0.235
Copper0.385
Iron0.449
Aluminum0.903
Compounds
Ethanol2.42
Water4.18
Materials
Glass (Pyrex)0.75
Granite0.79
Sand0.84
* At 298 K.


A 51 g aluminum block initially at 27.0 oC absorbs 737 J of heat. What is the final temperature of the aluminum?

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