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Latent heat: Melting of ice.

Calculate the latent heat of fusion from the heat balance equation. Compare this value with the value given in the textbook.

1. What would the temperature of the calorimeter mixture be if you added too much ice and not all of it melted?

2. What affect would there be on the calculated value of L if we read the final mixture temperature too soon, before all the ice had a chance to melt?

3. What affect would there be on the calculated value of L if we waited a significantly long amount of time after the ice melted to read the final mixture temperature rather than promptly reading the thermometer? Assume the environment is at a lower temperature than the mixture temperature after the ice melts.

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1. If too much ice is added and the whole ice dose not melted then the mixture will have ice and the water both in equilibrium. Clearly this equilibrium will be at 00C and the temperature of ...

Solution Summary

The answers of the three conceptual questions deals with the situation when the part of the ice is melted and when the ice is melting in a calorimeter containing water.

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