# An object with a mass of #8 g# is dropped into #500 mL# of water at #0^@C#. If the object cools by #50 ^@C# and the water warms by #6 ^@C#, what is the specific heat of the material that the object is made of?

##### 1 Answer

Aug 19, 2016

7.5 cal/(g*degrees C)

#### Explanation:

m=mass (grams)

s= specific heat

t=temperature

and for subscripts:

o stands for the object and w stands for water in the container.

You can now compute the specific heat assuming water has a density of 1 gram per cm^3 at 0 degrees Celcius.

500 mL water = 500 grams water (density is