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Use a fast response temperature sensor to determine the identity of an unknown metal by calculating the specific heat of the metal and comparing it to a list of known values.
Experimentally determine the identity of an unknown metal. Through this investigation, students:
Students conduct the following procedures:
Graduated cylinder, 100-mL
Polystyrene cup - 2
Lid for the polystyrene cup
Paper towels - As needed
Water (from the tap) - 250 mL
Distilled (deionized) water - 200 mL
Metal sample, unknown, up to 4 × 4 × 4 cm
This experiment may require software and an interface for data collection.