# Question #f723a

##### 1 Answer

Heat capacity of the sample

Heat capacity of pure gold is known to be

The value found in the experiment appears exceptionally high.

#### Explanation:

As the quantities have been given in CGS units, therefore, problem has been worked out in same units. Final answer posted in the asked units.

Value used

Specific heat of water

Let the specific heat of the sample

Amount of heat exchanged is given as

where

Heat gained by

Simlarly heat lost by

Since,

or

Changing to desired units. Recall

Heat capacity of the sample