Please help with the following problem. Provide at least 400 words.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 8:48 pm ad1c9bdddf
Latent heat problem: Describe the phenomenon of latent heat with respect to the process of heating a block of ice to eventually create steam.
When a block of ice with temperature is less then 0OC (negative) is placed in a pot and heated, with a thermometer to measure the temperature, we notice as the heat is supplied the temperature of ice increases till it reaches to 0OC.
As we know that with heat supplied, the temperature of material rises. But after 0OC there is no increase in temperature but ice will start melting. We are continuously supplying heat and still the temperature is not increasing! Where is the heat ...
The following posting provides a conceptual discussion about heat, temperature, latent heat, specific heat and change of state from solid to liquid etc. The explanation is given in 443 words.