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Heat Capacity of a Calorimeter We add 3.358 kJ of heat to a calorimeter that contains 50.00 g of water. The temperature of the water and the calorimeter, originally at 22.34°C, increases to 36.74°C. Calculate the heat capacity of the calorimeter in J/°C. The specific heat of water is 4.184 J/g _°C. Plan We first calculate the amount of heat gained by the water in the calorimeter. The rest of the heat must have been gained by the calorimeter, so we can determine the heat capacity of the calorimeter.