When ice metals to give water why is the temperature profile STATIC with the ice still present?

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Jun 7, 2017

Answer:

Because ice undergoes a phase transition when it thaws to give water...........

Explanation:

The transition #"ice +"Deltararr"water"# is strongly endothermic (even if both states are at #0# #""^@C#). Energy has to be put into the system to effect the transition, and break the bonds that exist in solid ice. Such energy may be quantitatively measured, and represents the #"latent heat of fusion of ice"#.