Problem: In the laboratory a "coffee cup " calorimeter, or constant pressure calorimeter, is frequently used to determine the specific heat of a solid, or to measure the energy of a solution phase reaction. A student heats 69.07 grams of iron to 97.56°C and then drops it into a cup containing 81.71 grams of water at 22.09°C. She measures the final temperature to be 28.09°C. The heat capacity of the calorimeter (sometimes referred to as the calorimeter constant) was determined in a separate experiment to be 1.82 J/°C. Assuming that no heat is lost to the surroundings calculate the specific heat of iron. 

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In the laboratory a "coffee cup " calorimeter, or constant pressure calorimeter, is frequently used to determine the specific heat of a solid, or to measure the energy of a solution phase reaction. 

A student heats 69.07 grams of iron to 97.56°C and then drops it into a cup containing 81.71 grams of water at 22.09°C. She measures the final temperature to be 28.09°C. 

The heat capacity of the calorimeter (sometimes referred to as the calorimeter constant) was determined in a separate experiment to be 1.82 J/°C. 

Assuming that no heat is lost to the surroundings calculate the specific heat of iron. 


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