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1) What Physical properties, other than specific heat, could you use to help identify unknown metals?

2) Why is water an excellent material to use in a calorimeter?

Density, color, resistivity (or conductitivy), melting point, crystallization.

2) water is excellent because it has a high thermal inertia (specific heat), it is non corrosive, it is cheap. It however is restricted to temperatures below 100C.

Why is water an excellent material to use in a calorimeter

Why is water an excellent material to use in a calorimeter?

Water is an excellent material to use in a calorimeter because it has a very high specific heat, making it very hard for water to raise its temperature even by 1 degree celsius, but as hard as it was to raise the temperature of the water, it is equally as hard to lower the temperature of the water-making it able to effectively retain heat and allowing the other material inside of the calorimeter to absorb that heat.

Water is an excellent material to use in a calorimeter because it has a very high specific heat, making it very hard for water to raise its temperature even by 1 degree celsius, but as hard as it was to raise the temperature of the water, it is equally as hard to lower the temperature of the water-making it able to effectively retain heat and allowing the other material inside of the calorimeter to absorb that heat.

What other physical properties other than specific heat could be used to identify metals?

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  1. other then specific the other ways to identify it is by its mass, the color of the object or its smell, and also by its heating point or melting point.

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  2. density

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  3. What other physical properties other than specific heat could be used to identify metals?

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  4. ty for the help on chem

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