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Specific heat capacity of brass

This virtual experiment finds the value for the specific heat capacity of brass.  A brass weight is heated in boiling water and then plunged into a calorimeter filled with cold water.  The temperature of the water is monitored over several minutes giving a maximum and a cooling curve which can be used to correct the maximum due to heat lost to the room.  Evaluating the heat lost by the brass to the heat gained by the calorimeter and water gives a value for the specific heat of brass.

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