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Heating and cooling curves of naphthalene

  1. Mar 11, 2010 #1
    When going through topics on melting and freezing, i came across 2 graphs of slightly different curvature for both the heating and cooling of naphthalene.

    The ending part of the graphs are the ones that confuse me, whether slope upwards or downwards. Most graphs in the internet just show straight lines or some curve one way, some the other way.

    (Pls refer to attached)
    Heating curve: A or B?
    Cooling curve: C or D?

    Also, would the graph be similar to another substance, say stearic acid?
    Thanks much!

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  3. Mar 11, 2010 #2
    I'd say C is the correct cooling curve, according to Wikipedia.

    I think B is the correct heating curve, but don't quote me on it.
  4. Mar 11, 2010 #3
    Thanks, espen180! Those are my answers too.

    But someone told me it should be A and D since they follow the shape of the curve at the beginning.
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  6. Apr 13, 2010 #5
    any1 know how to toooooth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. May 24, 2010 #6


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    i did dis lab in skol.... an wat i really wanna know is the kinetic thoery to account for the shape of the graph...... can any1 plzzz help!!!! :-(
  8. May 24, 2010 #7


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    ohhhhhh an in the cooling graph C is correct curve...
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