1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data The average kinetic energy of water at 0 °C is __________ the average kinetic energy of ice at 0 °C. 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution I said that it is greater than because when ice melts, energy is added to break the potential energy (bonds). I also know that average kinetic energy is directly linked to temperature so if they are at the same temperature, the average kinetic energy should be the same. The thing that is confusing me is that when the latent heat of fusion is applied to the ice, it breaks the bonds so it releases the potential energy so shouldn't the kinetic energy of water be higher than ice? Cheers!