A 59.7 g piece of metal that had been submerged in boiling water was quickly transferred into 60.0mL of water initially at 22.0C

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A 59.7 g piece of metal that had been submerged in boiling water was quickly transferred into 60.0mL of water initially at 22.0C. The final temperature is 28.5C. Determine the specific heat capacity of the metal in J/gC. Use this result to identify the metal based on the heat capacity table. The specific heat capacity of water is 4.184 J/gC

Answer:

q=mcDELTAt
q (system) = -q (surroundings)
1 mL H20=1 g H20 & water boils at 100 C
(59.7)©(28.5-100.0)=-(60.0)(4.184)(28.5-22.0)
C=.382