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Putting an Ice cube into a glass of water

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:30 am
by Akash_Kapoor_1L
Why don't we factor in the delta H of fusion into our calculation of the final temperature of water in these problems? Wouldn't some heat energy be lost in melting the ice cube or am I just overthinking the problem?

Re: Putting an Ice cube into a glass of water

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:33 am
by Sabrina Dunbar 1I
You do factor in the heat of fusion in these questions. You need to account for the heat required to melt the ice and then to raise the liquid water to the final temperature. Hopefully this helps.

Re: Putting an Ice cube into a glass of water

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:01 pm
by Michaela Capps 1l
You're right--you do need delta H of fusion because heat is lost from ice to water.

Re: Putting an Ice cube into a glass of water

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:58 pm
by Justin Lai 1C
Yes, need both deltaH fusion and deltaH for warming up liquid water to final temp.

Re: Putting an Ice cube into a glass of water

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:03 pm
by Phillip Tran
you do need dH of fusion