Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 6 - Sections 6.1-6.10 - Exercises - Review Questions: 17

Answer

When two substances of different temperatures are combined, thermal energy flows as heat from the hotter substance to the cooler one. The heat lost by one substance exactly equals the heat gained by the other.

Work Step by Step

The exact temperature change that occurs depends on the masses of the objects and on their specific heat capacities.
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