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1.00 kg of Cu at 42 degrees Celcius is placed into 100. g of water at 15.0 degrees Celcius. The final temperature of water is 31.7 degrees Celcius. Assuming a cup calorimeter heat capacity of 42.0 J/degrees Celcius, determind the specific heat of Cu. The specific heat for water is 4.184

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1.00 kg of Cu at 42 degrees Celcius is placed into 100. g of water at 15.0 degrees Celcius. The final temperature of water is 31.7 degrees Celcius. Assuming a cup calorimeter heat capacity of 42.0 J/degrees Celcius, determind the specific heat of Cu. The specific heat for water is 4.184

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Loss of heat by the metal = Gain of heat by the water.

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Substituting the values and solving for Cp :

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The specific heat capacity of Cu when placed in a calorim...

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