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Use a temperature sensor and stainless steel temperature probe to measure the energy transfer required to change the temperature of water and then determine the latent heat of fusion of water.
Ice at temperature Ti and mass mi is added to hot water of temperature Tw and mass mw. The ice is allowed to completely melt and establish thermal equilibrium with the water. Design and conduct an experiment that will measure the energy transfer required to change the temperature of water, and then experimentally measure the latent heat of fusion of water.
Students gain experience conducting the following procedures:
Beakers, glass, 400-mL
Calorimeter Cup - 2
Distilled water ~200 mL
Ice ~200 mL
This experiment may require software and an interface for data collection.