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Calculate energy needed to melt 1 pound of ice?

We are asked to calculate the necessary energy and time to completely melt a 1 pound block of ice with a 1 gallon per minute stream of water that has a temperature of 50 degrees F?

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To completely melt the block of ice, one has to supply enough energy to overcome the latent heat of fusion. The specific latent heat of fusion of a substance is the amount of heat required to convert unit mass of the solid into the liquid without a change in temperature.

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The energy needed to melt 1 pound of ice with a blast of steam is calculated.