Quantities of heat distribute themselves so that finally all
parts that are in contact with each other have the same
temperature. If the heat capacities and the initial temperatures
are known, then the final temperature can be predicted. Or, in
reverse, the final temperature can be used to derive the heat
capacity when the initial temperatures are known.
Heat different amounts of water with the butane burner and
determine their temperatures. Mix them with
a known amount of water in the calorimeter, the temperature of
which you have previously measured.
Measure the temperature of the mixture that results in the