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Relative temperatures during freezing of Water

  1. Jun 27, 2010 #1
    Hi I was wondering if anyone could help me out with this question?

    You place 100ml of water into a freezer and monitor the variation of the temperature of the water with time.
    After some time you find that the temperature reaches 0ºC, then remains constant at 0ºC for a period of time before continuing to fall.

    What happens to the water during the period in which the temperature is constant?


  2. jcsd
  3. Jun 27, 2010 #2
    At 0 degree C, water has to loose its latent heat for the phase transformation, that is why temperature remains constant for some time at 0 deg. C.
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