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When steam condenses to liquid water, 2.26 kj of heat is released per gram. The heat from 168g of steam is used to heat a room containing 6.44 x 10 to the 4th grams of air (20ft x 12 ft x 8 ft). The specific heat of air at normal pressure is 1.015 j/(g.C). What is the change in air temperature, assuming the heat from the steam is all absorbed by air?

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Heat given out when 168g of steam is condensed = 2.26*168 = 379.68kJ
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