A 17.5 g sample of metal at 125.0°C is placed in a calorimeter with 15.0 g of water at 25.0°C. if the temperature of the water rises to 30.0°C, what is the specific heat of the metal?
The specific heat of the meta is
This is a thermo-equillibrium situation. We can use the equation
Loss of Heat of the Metal = Gain of Heat by the Water