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I’m having problems answering the following questions can anyone help please..

1. A 10g block of ice at 0°C is put into a glass containing 100g of water at 20°C. How much energy is taken in by the ice in melting? What will the temperature of the water be once the ice has melted? (Lf for ice = 340kJkg^-1)

2. Estimate the vertical drop of a waterfall required for a temperature difference of 0.1K between the top and the bottom

3. A shower water heater contains an electric heating element that raises the temperature of shower water from 10°C to 40°C, as it passes through the heater. If the maximum power of a domestic heater is 3.0kW, calculate the maximum rate at which the shower heater can deliver hot water. Give your answer in kgs^-1.


(1) Lf for ice = 340 KJ/Kg = 340 J/g
So the energy is : E = m*Lf = 10*340 = 3400 J =3.4 KJ
If you want the temperature at once the ice has melted , the answer is :
t = t° – E/Mc = 20 – 3400/100*4.185 = 11.9 °C
If you want the equilibrium :
mLf + m c (te – 0) + M c (te – 20) = 0
te = (100*20 *4.185 – 3400)/110*4.185 = 10.8 °C
(2) m g h = m c deltaT
h = (c/g)*deltaT = (4185/9,81)*0.1 = 42.6 m
(3) m c (40 – 10) = 3000
c = 1 Kcal/Kg°C = 4185 J/Kg°C
m = 3000/(30*4185) = 0.024 Kg/s

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