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Heat of Fusion

Updated on 04/10/2014

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students will observe the effect of adding ice to warm water.

Objectives

  • Students will collect, analyze, and interpret data to develop a mathematical model that explains their experimental results.
  • Students will determine the heat of fusion for ice and their percent error.

Vocabulary

  • heat energy
  • specific heat
  • molar mass
  • heat of fusion

About the Lesson

This lesson involves observing the effect of adding ice to warm water.
As a result, students will:

  • Analyze data to determine a mathematical model to explain their experimental results.
  • Calculate heat of fusion for ice and percent error.
  • Speculate on possible sources of error.