Problem: Suppose a 50.0 g block of silver at 100°C is placed in contact with a 50.0 g block of iron at 0°C, and the two blocks are insulated from the rest of the universe.  The final temperature of the two blocks  A)    will be higher than 50°C.  B)    will be lower than 50°C.  C)    will be exactly 50°C.  D)    is unrelated to the composition of the blocks.  E)    cannot be predicted.

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Suppose a 50.0 g block of silver at 100°C is placed in contact with a 50.0 g block of iron at 0°C, and the two blocks are insulated from the rest of the universe.  The final temperature of the two blocks

 A)    will be higher than 50°C.

 B)    will be lower than 50°C.

 C)    will be exactly 50°C.

 D)    is unrelated to the composition of the blocks.

 E)    cannot be predicted.

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