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**Specific Latent Heat – Worked Example**

**Specific Latent Heat – Worked Example****Calculating energy transferred using specific heat capacity and specific latent heat of fusion.**

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## Thermal Physics

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2. Thermal Equilibrium

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3. Heating and Kinetic Energy

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4. What is Temperature?

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5. Defining Temperature

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6. Temperature Scales

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7. The Kelvin Scale

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8. Degrees Celsius to Kelvin

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2. States of Matter

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3. Intermolecular Forces

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4. Forces or Bonds? – Article

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5. What is Internal Energy?

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6. Thermal Energy and Internal Energy – Article

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7. Change in Internal Energy – Energy Transfer by Heating (Part 1)

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8. Change in Internal Energy – Energy Transfer by Heating (Part 2)

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9. Change in Internal Energy – Energy Transfer by Work

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10. Change in Internal Energy – Heating and Work

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11. ΔU = Q + W – Article

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12. Constant Internal Energy

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2. Factors Affecting Temperature Increase – Mass and Energy

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3. Factors Affecting Temperature Increase – Specific Heat Capacity

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4. Calculating Energy Required to Increase Temperature

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5. Objects in Thermal Equilibrium

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6. Worked Example – Calculating Temperature at Thermal Equilibrium

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7. Assumption of Energy Transfer

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8. Calculating c Using Gravitational Potential Energy

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9. Calculating c for a Solid using Electrical Energy

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10. Calculating c for a Liquid using Electrical Energy

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11. Calculating c Using Continuous Flow 1

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12. Calculating c Using Continuous Flow 2

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Here we have 2.5 kilograms of ice, which has a temperature of -30 degrees Celsius.

When we place a heater beneath the ice, the temperature of the ice increases to 0 degrees Celsius…

And the ice melts.

If we take the heater away the moment the ice has melted…

And we assume that no energy is transferred to or from the surroundings…

What is the total energy transferred to the ice?

Now, two things happen in this example.

First, the temperature of the ice increases to 0 degrees Celsius…

And then, the ice undergoes a state change.

So, let’s take a look at each process separately, starting with the temperature increase.

Now, we’ve seen that we can calculate the energy required to increase the temperature of a substance using * this *formula

And so, if this specific heat capacity of ice

What is the value of Q?

To work out the value of Q, we list out the variables we know…

Where, to find the change in temperature, we subtract the initial temperature from the final temperature.

We then substitute the values into the formula

And calculate to find that the value for Q is this.

So, now that we know how much energy was transferred to increase the temperature of the ice…

We next need to work out how much energy was transferred to change the ice into liquid water

Which we can do using this formula.

And so, if the specific heat of fusion for ice is this…

What is the value of Q here?

To work out the value of Q, we substitute these values into the equation…

And calculate to find that Q equals this!

So now we know how much energy was transferred to increase the temperature of the ice…

And how much was transferred to change it from a solid to a liquid.

This means that the total energy transferred to the ice is equal to this..

So, all we need to do is add these two values together!

And so, what is the total energy supplied to the ice?

Adding these two values together, we calculate that the total energy transferred to the ice is this!