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A scaled-down experiment (Posted on 2013-04-17) Difficulty: 3 of 5

2.997 kg of ice at -35 degrees Celsius are thoroughly mixed with 138.6 kg of water at 3.9 degrees Celsius in a well-insulated container at standard temperature and pressure.

Determine the proportions of ice (if any) and water in the final mixture.

Bonus: what is being simulated?

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The original 'experiment' involves 1.386*10^9 cubic kilometers of water at 3.9 degrees Celsius, and 31.6*10^6 cubic kilometers of ice at an average of -37 Celsius, plus an additional 1.1*10^6 cubic kilometers of ice at -17 Celsius. (These figures differ depending where one looks).

The specific heat of ice (averaged over the range) is 1954.75 joules  per kilogram per degree see

The density of ice is 0.9167 at 0 Celsius, with the density of water assumed to be 1.


Edited on April 29, 2013, 12:54 am
  Posted by broll on 2013-04-29 00:52:54

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