Where are we going with this? This page will assist in developing the ability to perform calculations involving heat flow, temperature changes, and phase changes by using known values of specific heat, phase change constants, or both.
Virtual Lab: Heat Exchange and Calculating Initial Temperature
Background Information: Heat Exchange
The purpose of this activity is to provide hands-on experience using laboratory techniques to observe the transfer of energy from a hot substance to a cold substance. In this experiment, a very hot sample is introduced into a calorimeter and the final temperature and final mass is used to calculate the initial temperature of the sample.
Link to activity worksheet: CLICK HERE
The video below has three parts:
- Setup and Procedures
- Result Collection
- Calculation of Ti
The lab can be done virtually by watching the video, collecting data, and doing your own calculations.