# Example of a report

This document is an example of how we want you to report in writing the work you did in the Virtual Lab. It’s a simplified version of the kind of reports or articles you may eventually be writing in your professional life. This report refers to the second problem of the second week of computer cluster recitation activities: Coolant 1. The problem was stated as follows:

Report: Coolant 1
This work is intended to determine the specific heat of a new coolant (Compound Y), and compare it with the specific heat of ethylene glycol (2.200 J g-1 K-1). If the specific heat of Compound Y is greater, then we can use it as a starting point for developing better coolant fluids.

Procedure
For determining the specific heat, the dependence of the final temperature of a mixture of two liquids at different temperatures on their specific heats is used. In this case, the transfer of heat is expressed by the following equation: C1 ⋅ m1 ⋅ (T f − T1 ) = −C2 ⋅ m2 ⋅ (T f − T2 ) , where C is the specific heat, m is the mass and T is the temperature; the subscripts 1, 2, and f represent the first compound, the second compound and the final mixture, respectively. The experimental procedure used was: 1. 100 ml of Compound Y were heated to 75oC in an insulated flask. 2. 100 ml of water at 25oC were transferred to an insulated flask. 3. Both Compound Y and water were mixed together in a separate insulated flask. 4. The temperature of the final solution was observed.

Experimental Data
The final temperature of the solution was 60.6oC.

Calculations, results and conclusions
The mass of Compound Y is:
m y = 100 ml ⋅ 2.78 g = 278 g ml

The mass of water is 100 g. Hence, C y ⋅ m y ⋅ (T f − Ty ) = −Cw ⋅ mw ⋅ (T f − Tw )
C y ⋅ 278 g ⋅ 60 .6o C − 75 o C = −4.184 C y = 3.79 J g oC

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J ⋅100 g ⋅ 60 .6o C − 25 o C g oC

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The specific heat of compound Y is 3.79 J g-1 K-1, which is greater than the specific heat of ethylene glycol. So, this compound could be an option for designing more effective coolants.