Problem: Suppose a 50.0 g block of silver (specific heat = 0.2350 J/g.°C.) at 100°C is placed in contact with a 50.0 g block of iron (specific heat = 0.4494 J/g.°C.) 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 (specific heat = 0.2350 J/g.°C.) at 100°C is placed in contact with a 50.0 g block of iron (specific heat = 0.4494 J/g.°C.) 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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