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Problem P3B.7

A block of copper of mass 500 g and initially at 293 K is in thermal contact with an electric heater of resistance $$1.00 \mathrm{k} \Omega$$ and negligible mass. A current of 1.00 A is passed for 15.0 s. Calculate the change in entropy of the copper, taking $$C_{p, \mathrm{m}}=24.4 \ \mathrm{JK}^{-1} \ \mathrm{mol}^{-1}$$. The experiment is then repeated with the copper immersed in a stream of water that maintains the temperature of the copper block at 293 K. Calculate the change in entropy of the copper and the water in this case.

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1.00komega

C_p,m = 24.4 JK^-1mol^-1

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