78 445
Assignments Done
99,6%
Successfully Done
In September 2019

# Answer to Question #55939 in General Chemistry for jocelyn

Question #55939
a piece of metal weighing 10.0g is heated to raise its temperature from 25.0C to 76.5C it is found that the metal absorbed 47.6 cal of heat in the process. a)calculate the specific heat of the metal. b)based on your results identify the metal.
Solution
a) Since
qspent = qgained, metal
we write
(mass) (Δt) (Cp, metal) = qspent
47.6 cal equalls to 199.2 J of heat
Δt = 76.5-25.0 = 51.5 °C
(Cp, metal) = 199.2/(10.0x51.5) = 0.387 J g¯1 °C¯1
b) Using the reference data, it is found that this specific heat corresponds to a Copper (Cu)
Answer: 0.387 J g¯1 °C¯1; Cu

Need a fast expert's response?

Submit order

and get a quick answer at the best price

for any assignment or question with DETAILED EXPLANATIONS!

Assignment Expert
02.11.18, 16:05

Dear Kenia Navarro
is no guarantee of answering certain question but we are doing our best. And if answer
is published it means it was attentively checked by experts. You can try it yourself by
publishing your question. Although if you have serious assignment that requires large amount
of work and hence cannot be done for free you can submit it as assignment and our
experts will surely assist you.

kenia navarro
29.10.18, 04:33

why is it copper for section b?