Problem: When Karl Kaveman adds chilled grog to his new granite mug, he removes 10.9 kJ of energy from the mug. If it has a mass of 625 g and was at 25°C, what is its new temperature? Specific heat capacity of granite = 0.79 J/g • °C. A. 3 °C B. 14 °C C. 22 °C D. 47 °C E. None of these choices is correct.

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First, we need to account that the heat was REMOVED so in our calculations it should be NEGATIVE. Next, we can see that the specific heat given is in J/g-oC so we need to convert the heat removed from KJ to J.

Next, we use the equation below to solve for the Final temperature (Tf)


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When Karl Kaveman adds chilled grog to his new granite mug, he removes 10.9 kJ of energy from the mug. If it has a mass of 625 g and was at 25°C, what is its new temperature? 

Specific heat capacity of granite = 0.79 J/g • °C. 

A. 3 °C 

B. 14 °C 

C. 22 °C 

D. 47 °C 

E. None of these choices is correct.


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