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Homework Help: Latent Heat Problem/ Phase Change .Please Help

  1. Sep 11, 2008 #1
    Latent Heat Problem/ Phase Change.....Please Help!!!!!!!

    At 1:00pm you place an ice cube tray in the freezer. Each of the 12 1-gram cubes has a temperature of 20°C. At 1:10 the water temperature has dropped to 12°C. At what time will you have ice?

    i have been messing around with this problem for like 20 minutes and I am missing something, I am using Q=mc delta T, and i know it takes 1 cal/g/degree C to go from 20 down to zero, and you have to add the latent heat from water to ice to that to get Q total, i just cant figure out how to work the time factor in.......please help, thanks
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  3. Sep 12, 2008 #2


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    Re: Latent Heat Problem/ Phase Change.....Please Help!!!!!!!

    Hi jdhutto,

    I believe that they want you to assume that the rate of heat flow out of the ice is constant. Do you see what to do now?
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