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Homework Help: Specific Latent Heat of Ice HELP

  1. May 9, 2004 #1
    How do i determine this, in J/kg, without the use of any calorimeteres? Keep it simple please

    Thanks :biggrin:
    Last edited: May 9, 2004
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  3. May 9, 2004 #2


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    You can always just google it.

    I don't think you can "determine" it without using a calorimeter.
  4. May 10, 2004 #3

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    Specific heat and latent heat are two different things. Are you supposed to find both of them?

    Edit: just noticed that the unit, J/kg, is for latent heat. "Specific heat" and "heat capacity" are both equivalent shorter phreases for "specific heat capacity." I have never heard the use of the term "Specific Latent heat" but I'll not go out on a limb and say it's "wrong." It sure sounds funny though.

    No matter how you find them, even without a calorimeter, you need mass-scale, a heater, a thermometer, and a stopwatch.
    Last edited: May 10, 2004
  5. May 10, 2004 #4


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    Measure vapor pressures of the solid and liquid phases; determine enthalpies of vaporization for both phases at 0 C; difference is enthalpy of fusion.
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