An 8.5-g ice cube is placed into 255 g of water. Calculate the temperature change in the water upon the complete melting of the ice. Hint: Determine how much heat is absorbed by the melting ice and then use q = mC∆T to calculate the temperature change of the 255 g of water.
Here, we are going to calculate the temperature change in the water upon the complete melting of ice.
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, ----(1) where ΔHf = heat of fusion
q = heat absorbed
m = mass