PURPOSE: To calculate the specific heat of a metal using mass and temperature data obtained by using a calorimeter.
MATERIALS NEEDED: Hot plate, beakers, thermometers, Styrofoam cups, tongs, copper strips, aluminum strips, lead strips, and zinc strips.
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Your download will include Title, Purpose, Introduction, Materials, Safety Precautions, Procedure, Analysis Questions, Student Data Pages, Answers to all Questions, and Teacher Preparation Notes.
This provides great reinforcement of thermochemistry concepts and great practice in the use of calorimetry. You will receive both an editable Word document and a pdf form of the lab.
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