# What was the initial temperature of the copper?

8.00 g of aluminum at 200 degrees Celsius and 18.0 g of copper are dropped into 55.0 cm^3 of ethyl alcohol at 15 degrees Celsius. The temperature quickly comes to 24.0 degrees Celsius. What was the initial temperature of the copper?

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Specific Heats:

Aluminum: 0.920 J/g.deg.C

Copper: 0.387 J/g.deg. C

Ethyl Alcohol: 2.45 J/gdeg.C

Density of Ethyl ...

#### Solution Summary

This solution identifies a number of required calculations and takes the reader through each to determine the initial temperature of the copper.

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