We’re being asked to calculate the amount of energy released by freezing 42.5 g of water.
Recall that during a phase transition, the temperature is constant.
Also note that freezing is an exothermic process, which means q is negative (–).
The amount of energy (q) needed to freeze a given mass is calculated using:
m = mass (in g)
ΔHfreezing = heat of freezing (in J/g) *ΔHfreezing = – ΔHfusion
How much energy is released when 42.5 g of water freezes?
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