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In this problem, the heat energy that is absorbed by the block is equal to the heat energy that is released by the water. According to a table in my physics book, the specific heat of water is 4,186 J/(kg * ˚C)
For the water, Q = 0.217 * 4,186 * (25 – 16.4) = 7,811.9132 J
For the block, Q = 0350 * x * (16.4 –...
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Best answer: In this problem, the heat energy that is absorbed by the block is equal to the heat energy that is released by the water. According to a table in my physics book, the specific heat of water is 4,186 J/(kg * ˚C)
For the water, Q = 0.217 * 4,186 * (25 – 16.4) = 7,811.9132 J
For the block, Q = 0350 * x * (16.4 – -27.5) = 15.365 * x
15.365 * x = 7,811.9132
x = 7,811.9132 ÷ 15.635
The specific heat of the block is approximately 508 J/(kg * ˚C).
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