# An object with a mass of #150 g# is dropped into #500 mL# of water at #0^@C#. If the object cools by #72 ^@C# and the water warms by #3 ^@C#, what is the specific heat of the material that the object is made of?

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Oct 14, 2017

#### Answer:

Probably Scandium (Sc) at

#### Explanation:

**For water:**

What we know-

#c=4.184J/g°C# #m=500g# #∆T=3°C#

**For object:**

What we know-

#m=150g# #∆T=-72°C# (The objectcools)

Since heat **gained** **lost**

So,

Which is a little over the the specific heat of Scandium (Sc) which is

But as we have made a lot of assumptions over here, the material is probably **Scandium**.