University of Virginia
Physics Department

Change of State

A Physical Science Activity

Student Activity

Materials

Procedure

Data Sheet

 

Temperature of Water Description of Mixture Time (minutes) Temperature of Water Description of Mixture Time (minutes)
           
           
           
           
           
           
           

 

  1. Using your graph, describe how the temperature of the water changed over time.



  2. Explain any horizontal portions of your plot. At what temperature did they occur?



  3. At what temperature did the ice completely melt? At what temperature did the water begin to boil?


  4. What was the maximum temperature reached by the water? Explain this limit.



  5. At what temperature did the added energy contribute to the heat of fusion? The heat of vaporization?