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Homework Help: Latent Heat Problem

  1. Dec 17, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Determine the final state when 20 g of 0 degree C ice and 10 g of 100 degree C steam are mixed together in an insulated container

    2. Relevant equations

    Q=mc(delta)T
    Q=mL (L = latent heat)

    3. The attempt at a solution

    So, I know that I should set the heat change in ice equal to the heat change in steam, but how do I know what the heat changes are (including latent heat) if I don't know what the final state is?
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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  3. Dec 17, 2007 #2
    Sorry, the bold template part appears to have posted twice...I don't know why (I'm a new member)
     
  4. Dec 17, 2007 #3

    rl.bhat

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    Here ice melts and steam condenses. Both are in liquid state. Now proceed.
     
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