Establish the equation for the heat transferred from the iron to water. Recall that Final temperature (equilibrium temperature) will be the same for water and iron.
Step 1. Establish the heat transfer equation
A piece of iron of mass 200 g and temperature 300°C is dropped into 1.00 kg of water of temperature 20°C. Predict the final equilibrium temperature of the water. (Take c for iron as 450 Jkg−1K−1 and for water as 4200 Jkg−1K−1)
Frequently Asked Questions
What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?
Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Calorimetry concept. You can view video lessons to learn Calorimetry. Or if you need more Calorimetry practice, you can also practice Calorimetry practice problems.
What professor is this problem relevant for?
Based on our data, we think this problem is relevant for Professor Scerri's class at UCLA.