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How to calculate the energy of the ice absorbs heat then becomes water

  1. Aug 4, 2009 #1
    as the topic asks
    but, if i wanna know the energy of the 0 Centigrade melt into 0 Centigrade water, how to calculate it?
    i mean i don't know how to use the equation Q=c*m*t, 'cause the specific heat of water and that of ice are different
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 4, 2009 #2
    The equation q=msd(theta) would give zero anyway because d(theta) is zero, it is not to be used.
    There's a fixed quantity, the latent heat, which is taken as 80cal/g or 334J/g for fusion of ice
  4. Aug 4, 2009 #3
    got it, thanks
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