(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

An ice cube at its freezing point is placed in nested Styrofoam cups which contain 240g of water at 21.5 degrees C. If the final equilibrium temperature when the last trace of ice melts is 15 degrees C, what was the mass of the ice cube?

2. Relevant equations

mCΔt = -mCΔt

3. The attempt at a solution

My problem here is the logistics of the question itself. As the ice melts, it turns into water, which has a different heat capacity than that of ice. I'm not sure if I have to take this constantly changing heat capacity into account, since I'm only in grade 11 of highschool and my class hasn't been taught complex mathematics, so our teacher expects us to solve this with basic arithmetic. I'm not sure if he wants us to just use a constant specific heat capacity or not, but logically it would have to change.

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# Homework Help: Thermal Energy problem - Ice placed in water

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