# Given the following what is the specific heat capacity of ice if the specific heat capactiy of liquid water is 4.2 J/g/degrees C?

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Some students did an investigation to determine the specific heat capacity of ice. They did this by heating 100g of water and 100 g of ice in separate beakers simultaneously on the same hot plate. The temperature of water changed from 22 degrees C to 24 degrees C while the temperature of ice changed from -7 degrees C to -3 degrees C.

Some students did an investigation to determine the specific heat capacity of ice. They did this by heating 100g of water and 100 g of ice in separate beakers simultaneously on the same hot plate. The temperature of water changed from 22 degrees C to 24 degrees C while the temperature of ice changed from -7 degrees C to -3 degrees C.

##### 1 Answer

Sep 2, 2017

2,1 J/(g°C)

#### Explanation:

for your experiment Qwater = Qice

Qwater =

Qice =

from that you obtain cp(ice)

the experiment is not very accurate because the temperature variation is too little, you don't calculate the cp of the becher...

the real value is about 2,04 J/(g°C)