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Given that:
Initial temperature of metal: 20c
Final temperature of metal: 100c
Initial temperature of water from calorimeter: 20c
Final water temperature from calorimeter: 28c

1. What is estimate of specific heat for metal? (use 1 cal/gm°C for water)

2. What is estimate the atomic weight of metal?

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Specific heat for metal = s cal/gm/degree C,
Hence, Heat energy per unit mass is (T1f - T1i)*s1 = (T2f - T2i)*s2 where, T represents temperature, and i and f stand for initial and final .

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1) Let specific heat for metal = s cal/gm/degree C
Hence, Heat energy per unit mass:
(T1f - T1i)*s1 = ...

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