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 • 10 months ago • Chemistry • 5 pts
Add comment
2 answers

specific heat of the metal= 0.244 J/g-degrees Celcius The identity of the metal is Magnesium

answered by @charlottep4 • 10 months 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!

enter image description here

answered by @leot1 • 10 months ago