Problem: An ice cube of mass 9.0 g at temperature 0oC is added to a cup of coffee, whose temperature is 95 oC and which contains 130 g of liquid. Assume the specific heat capacity of the coffee is the same as that of water. The heat of fusion of ice (the heat associated with ice melting) is 6.0 kJ/mol.Find the temperature of the coffee after the ice melts. Express your answer using two significant figures.

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q=mcT

  • (+) → gains heat
  • (-) → loses heat

-qcoffee = +qice


When ice melts at 0°C:



q=n×ΔHfusion


qice=mcT+nHfusion

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An ice cube of mass 9.0 g at temperature 0oC is added to a cup of coffee, whose temperature is 95 oC and which contains 130 g of liquid. Assume the specific heat capacity of the coffee is the same as that of water. The heat of fusion of ice (the heat associated with ice melting) is 6.0 kJ/mol.

Find the temperature of the coffee after the ice melts. Express your answer using two significant figures.

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