# An object with a mass of #160 g# is dropped into #880 mL# of water at #0^@C#. If the object cools by #18 ^@C# and the water warms by #8 ^@C#, what is the specific heat of the material that the object is made of?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 8, 2016

#### Explanation:

Assumption : Specific gravity of water at

Now by Law of conservation of energy

Heat lost by object = Heat gained by water.

Also Heat gained or lost

where

Heat lost by object

Heat gained by water

(Specific heat of water in cgs units is 1 calorie/gm)

Equating two we obtain