Title

Hold the Heat: Global Warming and Calorimetry

SMC Author

Joel Burley

SMC Affiliated Work

1

Status

Faculty

School

School of Science

Department

Environmental and Earth Science

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2008

Publication Title

Journal of Chemical Education

Description/Abstract

In this Activity, students perform quantitative calorimetric measurements on samples of ice/water heated by incandescent light bulbs and/or convection with room-temperature surroundings. They measure and graph temperature as a function of time. They observe that the temperature of the ice water samples remains constant for a time as the ice melts. This is linked with the topic of global warming.

Keywords

Environmental Chemistry, JCE Classroom Activity, Hands-On Learning, Manipulatives, Calorimetry, Thermochemistry

Scholarly

yes

DOI

10.1021/ed085p224A

Volume

85

Issue

2

First Page

224A

Last Page

224B

Disciplines

Earth Sciences | Environmental Sciences

Original Citation

Burley, J. D. & Johnston, H. S. (2008). Hold the Heat: Global Warming and Calorimetry. Journal of Chemical Education, 85 (2): 224A-224B.

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