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 Unknown008 Posts: 8,147, Reputation: 3745 Uber Member #2 Nov 17, 2009, 04:49 AM
From the principle of conservation of energy, heat gain should equal to the magnitude of heat lost.

Heat gained = 3974.8 J
Heat lost = 5020.8 J

Since there is a difference, that difference has got into the calorimeter.

So, heat dissipated to calorimeter = 5020.8 - 3974.8 =1046 J

Now, heat capacity is given by:

$C = \frac{Q}{\theta}$

Q is the amount of energy
Theta is the change in temperature of the calorimeter.

Can you finish that now?