# Calorimetry

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# In an experiment on the specific heat of a metal, a 0.20 kg block of the metal at 150°C is dropped in a copper calorimeter (of water equivalent 0.025 kg) containing 150 cc of water at 27°C. The final temperature is 40°C. If heat losses to the surroundings is not negligible, then the value of specific heat (in cal/g°C) of the metal will be_____

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