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Problem 82
Textbook Question

Instant cold packs used to treat athletic injuries contain solid NH4NO3 and a pouch of water. When the pack is squeezed, the pouch breaks and the solid dissolves, lowering the tem-perature because of the endothermic reaction NH4NO31s2 ¡ NH4NO31aq2 ∆H = +25.7 kJ What is the final temperature in a squeezed cold pack that contains 50.0 g of NH4NO3 dissolved in 125 mL of water? Assume a specific heat of 4.18 J/(g C) for the solution, an initial temperature of 25.0 °C, and no heat transfer between the cold pack and the environment.

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