At a bar, there is a bucket containing ice, some of which has melted. A bartender gets an ice cube weighing 20 grams from the ice bucket and puts it into a perfectly insulated cup containing 100 grams of water at 20 degrees Celsius.
Will the ice cube melt completely? What will be the final temperature of the water in the cup?
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Bizarrely, I've just been looking at a related problem. (see 'A Scaled-Down Experiment).
I remember seeing somewhere a rule of thumb that about 4 parts of water at room temperature are needed to melt one of ice.
The solution here would seem to confirm that.
Posted by broll
on 2013-04-06 02:13:20