Latent Heat of Fusion
August 10, 2018
Year 12 students at Assumption College English Program measure the latent heat of fusion of water. Students heat a quantity of water to establish a baseline. Then they compare the heating profile to another water sample to which ice has been added.
The difference in heating profile is due too the presence of ice. Some energy has to be used to melt the ice. This amount of energy is the ‘latent heat of fusion’ of water.
Text written by Mr David Condie (Physics teacher)