In a coffee cup calorimeter, 100.0 mL of 1.0 M NaOH and 100.0 mL of 1.0 M HCl are mixed. Both solutions were originally at 24.6∘C. After the reaction, the final temperature is 31.3∘C. Assuming that all the solutions have a density of 1.0 g/cm 3 and a specific heat capacity of 4.18 J∘C−1g−1,
calculate the enthalpy change for the neutralization of HCl by NaOH. Assume that no heat is lost to the surroundings or to the calorimeter.