How do endothermic processes affect melting ice cubes?

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The ice melts in an endothermic process, and slows down over time.

I would say that you read the more detailed answer because it will help with your understanding!


An endothermic process is a process where heat energy is taken in by the process from its surroundings. We know that ice melts when it reaches its melting point and as the surroundings get warmer.

Because an endothermic process takes in heat, this would mean that the melting of the ice slows down over time, as the surrounding energy would decrease and, therefore, a smaller thermal gradient surrounds the ice.

In simpler words:

As the process takes heat from the surroundings,
there is less heat left in the surroundings.
The less heat melts the ice slower than it did earlier.

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