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2300 grams of water is heated. If this water starts at a temperature of 17 degrees Celsius, what amount of heat is needed to boil away all of this water? Note that the specific heat of water is 1 calorie per gram per degree Celsius, the Heat of vaporization of water is 540 calories per gram, and water boils at 100 degrees Celsius.

3. The attempt at a solution

I figured that this would be the best formule for me to use Q = c m ΔT, and Qv = m Lv .

Since water boils at 100 degrees celsius, I assumed that I should subtract 100-17 to get 83 degrees as the differnce in temperature.

Can I please get assistance with understanding this probelm.

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# Homework Help: Help with understanding how to figure out the amount of heat to boil away water.

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