# Mixing Liquids and/or Solids - Final Temperatures

## Calculate the final temperature when liquids or solids are mixed

When liquids and/or solids with different temperatures are mixed together - the final mixed temperature can be calculated as

tf = (m1 cp1 t1 + m2 cp2 t2 + .... + mn cpn tn) / (m1 cp1 + m2 cp2 + .... + mn cpn)                               (1)

where

tf = final mixed temperature (oC)

m = mass of substance (kg)

cp = specific heat of substance (J/kgoC)

t = temperature of substance (oC)

### Example - a heated stone in a bucket of water

A granite stone of 1 kg (specific heat 790 J/kg.oC) is heated to 100 oC and added to a bucket of 10 kg water (specific heat 4186 J/kgoC) at 20 oC. The final temperature of the water - stone "mix" can be calculated as

tf = ((1 kg) (790 J/kgoC) (100 oC) + (10 kg) (4186 J/kgoC) (20 oC)) / ((1 kg) (790 J/kgoC) + (10 kg) (4186 J/kgoC))

= 21.5 oC

### Mixed Temperature Calculator

The calculator below is based on eq. 1 and can be used to calculate the final - strike - temperature when two liquids or solids - or a liquid and a solid - is mixed together.

m1 - mass (kg)

cp1specific heat of substance (J/kgoC)

t1 - temperature (oC)

m2 - mass (kg)

cp2specific heat of substance (J/kgoC)

t2 - temperature (oC)

## Search the Engineering ToolBox

- "the most efficient way to navigate!"

## Engineering ToolBox - SketchUp Extension - Online 3D modeling!

Add standard and customized parametric components - like flange beams, lumbers, piping, stairs and more - to your SketchUp model with the Engineering ToolBox - SketchUp Extension/Plugin - enabled for use with the amazing, fun and free SketchUp Make and SketchUp Pro . Add the Engineering ToolBox extension to your SketchUp from the Sketchup Extension Warehouse!

Translate the Engineering ToolBox!