Specific Heat: The specific heat is the amount of heat per unit mass required to raise the
temperature by one degree Celsius. The relationship between heat and temperature
change is usually expressed in the form shown below where c is the specific heat. The
relationship does not apply if a phase change is encountered, because the heat added or
removed during a phase change does not change the temperature.
Abstract: In this experiment we are trying to determine the specific heat of a metal. We
will determine the specific heat from a mixture. We are going to bring several objects of
different temperature together. Thermal equilibrium method would be using for this
experiment. The heat lost by the hot object will be gained by the cold object. The system
we would be consider for this experiment is insulated. In this experiment we will be
putting the hot metal in a calorimeter of cold water.
QMetal=QWater+QCalorimeter cup and stirrer
* Te is the equilibrium temperature,
* mm, cm, Tm are the mass, specific heat and initial temperature of the metal * mw, cw, Tw are the mass, specific heat and initial temperature of the water * mc+s, cc+s are the mass and specific heat of the calorimeter cup and the stirrer. (reference-1)
Equipment: The equipment would be use for this experiment
1. An aluminium calorimeter
2. A Celsius thermometer
3. Beaker and stand(reference 4)
5. Heat plate
6. Laboratory balance
7. Two kinds of metal
Because of my illness I could not attend on this lab experiment. That is the reason why I do not have the discussion and the result for this experiment.
Reference 1: Ruggiero, August. “LAB Manual for PHYSICS 102” at Essex County College Reference 2: physics. smu. edu
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