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B Method for determining the latent heat of oils

  1. Mar 28, 2017 #1
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  3. Apr 3, 2017 #2
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  4. Apr 3, 2017 #3

    PeterO

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    The concept is OK, BUT at what temperature does the OIL "freeze"? can you achieve that? (perhaps it is lower than an available domestic freezer can achieve) Also do you have the specific heat of the oil, so you can calculate how much heat the "meted oil" needs to warm up to match the cooling water. The "latent heat of ice" experiment was convenient in that melted ice IS water, whereas melted OIL is not.
     
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