Temperature and Heat Lab

Temperature and Heat Lab - Caitlin Cisek, Dion Foster, and...

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Caitlin Cisek, Dion Foster, and Ashley Morgan Temperature and Heat Lab November 15, 2007 Introduction Initially, determining the specific heat of metal and the latent heat of fusion of ice felt as though we were completing a chemistry lab. Although these concepts are very useful in chemistry, they did however originate from the world of physics. Calorimetry, the measurement of changes in heat as a result of physical or chemical changes, played an essential role in both parts of this lab. The first part of the lab focused on latent heat or the measure of heat released or absorbed by a substance that is undergoing change of state at a constant temperature. The second part of the lab focused on identifying metals according to their specific heat, the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one gram of a substance by one Celsius degree. PART I. Latent heat of fusion of ice The heat of fusion is the latent heat constant related to a substance changing from a solid phase to a liquid phase. In Order to find the latent heat of fusion of ice we measured the
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This lab report was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course PHYSICS 101 taught by Professor Agrest during the Spring '08 term at CofC.

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