Ice actually has negative caloric content. How much energy, in each of the following units, does your body lose from eating (and therefore melting) 78 g of ice?
(c) calories (1 cal = 4.18 J)
(d) nutritional Calories or capital “C” Calories (1000 cal = 1 Cal)
Here, we are going to calculate the amount of energy in the given units.
Heat of fusion may be defined as the amount of heat required to convert 1 mole of a solid to its liquid state. It is denoted by ΔHf.
Mathematically, it is given by,
ΔHf = q / m, where ΔHf = heat of fusion
q = heat
m = mass