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Three different metals of equal mass are heated to the same temperature in a boiling water bath. The metals are then added to three insulated foam cups, each containing the same amount of water initially at room temperature. The temperature of the water changes by different amounts for the three metals. Why?

Concepts

  • Heat
  • Calorimetry
  • Metal Reactivity