Problem: Consider a system consisting of an ice cube.Under what conditions can the ice cube melt reversibly?

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We’re asked to determine the conditions for a system where an ice cube can melt reversibly.


Recall that a phase change (solid to liquid) is reversible at equilibrium

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Consider a system consisting of an ice cube.

Under what conditions can the ice cube melt reversibly?

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