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The specific heat capacity of Albertson's Rotini Tricolore is approximately 1.8 J/g C. Suppose you toss 340 g of this pasta into 1.5 liters of boiling water. What effect does this have on the temperature of the water (before there is time for the stove to provide more heat)?

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The specific heat capacity of water is 4.2 J/g • °C.
The mass of 1.5 liters water is mw = 1.5 liter * 1000 g/l = 1500 g.
The initial temperature of the ...

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