Problem: Diluting sulfuric acid with water is highly exothermic:H2SO4(l)     H2O ⟶ H2SO4(aq) + heatSuppose you carry out the dilution in a calorimeter. The initial T is 25.0°C, and the specific heat capacity of the final solution is 3.50 J/g•K. What is the final T?

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Diluting sulfuric acid with water is highly exothermic:

H2SO4(l)     H2O ⟶ H2SO4(aq) + heat

Suppose you carry out the dilution in a calorimeter. The initial T is 25.0°C, and the specific heat capacity of the final solution is 3.50 J/g•K. What is the final T?

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