Problem: A 19.78 g piece of nickel (specific heat of nickel = 0.444 J/g  oC) was heated to 103.5 oC and then plunged into a beaker containing 87.9 grams of water at 14.7  oC. Determine the final temperature of the metal after the system attains thermal equilibrium. (the specific heat of water is 4.184 J/g oC) A. 59.1 oC B. 44.4 oC C. 16.8 oC D. 12.5 oC E. 55.6 oC

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A 19.78 g piece of nickel (specific heat of nickel = 0.444 J/g  oC) was heated to 103.5 oC and then plunged into a beaker containing 87.9 grams of water at 14.7  oC. Determine the final temperature of the metal after the system attains thermal equilibrium. (the specific heat of water is 4.184 J/g oC)

A. 59.1 oC

B. 44.4 oC

C. 16.8 oC

D. 12.5 oC

E. 55.6 oC

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