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Freezing and Melting of Water

Figure from experiment 2 from Chemistry with Vernier

Introduction

Freezing temperature, the temperature at which a substance turns from liquid to solid, and melting temperature, the temperature at which a substance turns from a solid to a liquid, are characteristic physical properties. In this experiment, the cooling and warming behavior of a familiar substance, water, will be investigated. By examining graphs of the data, the freezing and melting temperatures of water will be determined and compared.

Objectives

In this experiment, you will

  • Collect temperature data during the freezing and melting of water.
  • Analyze graphs to determine the freezing and melting temperatures of water.
  • Determine the relationship between the freezing and melting temperatures of water.

Sensors and Equipment

This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.

Option 1

Option 2

Additional Requirements

You may also need an interface and software for data collection. What do I need for data collection?

Standards Correlations

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Experiment 2 from Chemistry with Vernier Lab Book

<em>Chemistry with Vernier</em> book cover

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