A situation is given whereby a thermometer is placed inside acetone of 80C and is taken out. A layer of ice forms around the surface of the thermometer, does the reading of the thermometer change?
The Attempt at a Solution
At first I considered during condensation the substance (in this case, water vapour) experiences no change in temperature as heat released is the same as heat formed during the formation of bonds between water molecules. Then I considered that since heat is given out by the water molecules, the thermometer absorbs some of the heat and therefore experiences an increase in its reading. Am I correct to say that the water experiences no change in temperature but the thermometer does?BTW this is not a homework question, it is a question from my examination, and I chose to answer that the reading of the thermometer increase. I have this sinking feeling that I may be wrong