The heat capacity of object B is twice that of object A. Initially A is at 300 K and B at 450 K. They are placed in thermal contact and the

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The heat capacity of object B is twice that of object A. Initially A is at 300 K and B at 450 K. They are placed in thermal contact and the combination is thermally insulated. The final temperature of both objects is

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The final temperature of both objects is 400 K

Explanation:

The quantity of heat transferred per unit mass is given by;

Q = cΔT

where;

c is the specific heat capacity

ΔT is the change in temperature

The heat transferred by the  object A per unit mass is given by;

Q(A) = caΔT

where;

ca is the specific heat capacity of object A

The heat transferred by the  object B per unit mass is given by;

Q(B) = cbΔT

where;

cb is the specific heat capacity of object B

The heat lost by object B is equal to heat gained by object A

Q(A) = -Q(B)

But heat capacity of object B is twice that of object A

The final temperature of the two objects is given by But heat capacity of object B is twice that of object A Therefore, the final temperature of both objects is 400 K.