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Unformatted text preview: thermodynamics. It states that the energy cannot be destroyed nor created or lost. It was used in this experiment when calculating for the heat absorbed by the water and the heat lost by metal, such that both of these values were negative reciprocals. 4. What would be the effect on the specific heat of your metal if one drop (0.05 mL) of water at 100 Celsius remained on your metal? If 0.05 mL of water at 100 C were still on the metal, the specific heat would not have been affected because of the number of significant figures. The fractional uncertainty for the specific heat was 0.005 Jg-1C-1. 0.05 mL of water would have added 14 J to the system, but that value would have been ignored because the heat of the system is rounded down due to one significant figure in temperature change....
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2012 for the course CHE 1111L-0 taught by Professor Taliaara during the Fall '11 term at St. Johns Duplicate.
- Fall '11