# Problem: 10.1 g CaO is dropped into a Styrofoam coffee cup containing 157 g H2O at 18.0ºC. If the following reaction occurs, what temperature will the water reach, assuming that the cup is a perfect insulator and that the cup absorbs only a negligible amount of heat? (the specific heat of water = 4.18 J/gºC)

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10.1 g CaO is dropped into a Styrofoam coffee cup containing 157 g H2O at 18.0ºC. If the following reaction occurs, what temperature will the water reach, assuming that the cup is a perfect insulator and that the cup absorbs only a negligible amount of heat? (the specific heat of water = 4.18 J/gºC) What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

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