By heating up the aluminum and measuring the

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Unformatted text preview: the calorimeter and its contents are thermally isolated from its surroundings, so the heat lost from the Aluminum should be equal to the heat gained by the water. By heating up the Aluminum and measuring the temperature and mass of the different components of this experiment (water, aluminum, and the calorimeter) we were able to use the first law of thermodynamics to measure the heat capacity of Aluminum: ΔQAl = ΔQH 2O + ΔQCalorimeter mAl c Al (TAli − Tf ) = m H 2O...
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