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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hello,

I am doing some research involving supercooled water flash freezing into ice.

I am doing some calculations and I think that I must be wrong judging by my result.

Using the latent heat of fusion of water, and the specific heat of water, I can calculate a temperature value which should be the amount that the water heats up due to the energy released by the exothermic reaction of water turning into ice. This value was 79 degrees Celsius. This seems very unrealistic to me... According to that the water would jump from freezing almost to boiling. Am I doing something wrong?

Calculations: (4.2J/gC)/(334J/g) = 1/0.0125C ~79C

(latent heat of fusion / specific heat)

I am doing some research involving supercooled water flash freezing into ice.

I am doing some calculations and I think that I must be wrong judging by my result.

Using the latent heat of fusion of water, and the specific heat of water, I can calculate a temperature value which should be the amount that the water heats up due to the energy released by the exothermic reaction of water turning into ice. This value was 79 degrees Celsius. This seems very unrealistic to me... According to that the water would jump from freezing almost to boiling. Am I doing something wrong?

Calculations: (4.2J/gC)/(334J/g) = 1/0.0125C ~79C

(latent heat of fusion / specific heat)