Problem: Which process releases the greatest amount of heat?a. the condensation of 10 g of gaseous waterb. the freezing of 10 g of liquid waterc. the boiling of 10 g of liquid waterd. the melting of 10 g of ice

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Since we are given the same amount of substance, we will just compare the processes the substances go through to determine which releases the greatest amount of heat.


Analyzing the processes

  • condensation – gas to liquid – forms bonds 
  • freezing – liquid to solid – forms bonds
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Which process releases the greatest amount of heat?

a. the condensation of 10 g of gaseous water
b. the freezing of 10 g of liquid water
c. the boiling of 10 g of liquid water
d. the melting of 10 g of ice

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