# Problem: A 55.0-g piece of metal is heated in boiling water to 99.8 °C and then dropped into cool water in an insulated beaker containing 225 mL of water with an initial temperature of 21.0 °C. The final temperature of the metal and water is 23.1 °C, what is the specific heat capacity of the metal?

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A 55.0-g piece of metal is heated in boiling water to 99.8 °C and then dropped into cool water in an insulated beaker containing 225 mL of water with an initial temperature of 21.0 °C. The final temperature of the metal and water is 23.1 °C, what is the specific heat capacity of the metal?

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