A 45.3 g sample of an unknown metal was heated to 165 ˚Celsius and plunged into a 110 g sample of water initially at a temperature of 24.52 ˚Celsius. The final temperature of the mixture was 27.81 ˚Celsius. Calculate the specific heat of the metal. Identify the metal.

asked by @amandau3 • about 1 year ago • Chemistry • 5 pts
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specific heat of the metal= 0.244 J/g-degrees Celcius The identity of the metal is Magnesium

answered by @charlottep4 • about 1 year ago

Hey there! You just need to equate the heat released by the metal with the heat absorbed by water. They would have the same final temperature. The solution is posted below. I hope this helps!

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answered by @leot1 • about 1 year ago