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Unknown Metals Using Calorimetry

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Is it possible to find the specific heat of unknown metals using calorimetry? This experiment was designed to determine the specific heat capacity of two unknown metal sample. By comparing the data with the accepted heat capacities of various metals, the composition of the unknown samples was identified. Two unknown metals were put in boiling water for two minutes to ensure thermal equilibrium. The metal was then transferred into a calorimeter where the temperature was measured. The steps above were repeated for the second unknown metal as well. The cp , specific heat, of the metal was then calculated. Based off of the calculations, the obscure metal number one is zinc. This is on the account that the specific heat of the unknown metal was
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