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A piece of iron (mass = 25.0 g) at 398 K is placed in a styrofoam coffee cup containing 25.0 mL of water at 298 K. Assuming that no heat is lost to the cup or the surroundings, what will the final temperature of the water be? The specific heat capacity of iron = 0.449 J/g°C and water = 4.18

J/g°C.

Step 1

Given,

Mass of iron (m_{1}) = 25 g

Initial temperature of iron (T_{i}) = 398 K

Specific heat capacity of iron (C_{m}) = 0.449 J/g°C

Mass of water (m_{2}) = 25 g

Initial temperature of water (T_{i}) = 298 K

Specific heat capacity of water (C_{w}) = 4.18 J/g°C

Step 2

Let the final temperature be T_{f}

Assuming that no heat is lost to the cup or the surroundings, therefore heat lost by iron will be equal to heat gained by water which can be written as:

Step 3

Substituting the given ...

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