View the step-by-step solution to:

Question

Ideally, when a thermometer is used to measure the temperature of an object, the temperature of the object itself

should not change. However, if a significant amount of heat flows from the object to the thermometer, the temperature will change. A thermometer has a mass of 26.8 g, a specific heat capacity of c = 825 J/(kg C°), and a temperature of 10.7 °C. It is immersed in 192 g of water, and the final temperature of the water and thermometer is 56.6 °C. What was the temperature of the water in degrees Celsius before the insertion of the thermometer?

Recently Asked Questions

Why Join Course Hero?

Course Hero has all the homework and study help you need to succeed! We’ve got course-specific notes, study guides, and practice tests along with expert tutors.

-

Educational Resources
  • -

    Study Documents

    Find the best study resources around, tagged to your specific courses. Share your own to gain free Course Hero access.

    Browse Documents
  • -

    Question & Answers

    Get one-on-one homework help from our expert tutors—available online 24/7. Ask your own questions or browse existing Q&A threads. Satisfaction guaranteed!

    Ask a Question