A block of iron is removed from an furnace and
immediately dropped into 200 mL of C water. What fraction
of the water boils away?
The iron block in this example provided energy to the water until it reached its phase shift. The leftover energy then converted a portion of the water to steam until the system reached equilibrium.
We have of iron at of water at .
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Latent heat to vaporize water:
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