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Vernier - Heat of Fusion

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

In this activity, students will use a calorimeter to measure the amount of heat needed to melt ice and determine the heat of fusion for ice. EasyData™ is needed for this activity.

Key Steps

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    Students will start this experiment by placing a temperature probe into 100mL of 30o C water.

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    Students will then collect temperature data for 5 minutes after placing ice chips into the container of water and then calculate the amount of heat needed to melt 1g of ice.