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Questions tagged [heat]

For questions about heat - a form of transfer of energy from one body to another or from one body to its surroundings. Also see these tags: [thermodynamics], [enthalpy], [energy], [temperature].

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Adiabatic flame temperature of a blast furnace gas

Calculate the adiabatic flame temperature of combustion of a blast furnace gas analyzing $25\%$ $\ce{CO}$, $10\%$ $\ce{CO2}$, and rest nitrogen. Use theoretical amount of preheated air at $\pu{1000 °C}...
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Determine surface area of heat exchange tube

A heat exchanger is used to cool down a stream of $\pu{20 kg s-1}$ of water from $\pu{80 °C}$ to $\pu{60 °C}$. The cooling water enters at a rate of $\pu{12 kg s-1}$ and $\ce{20 °C}$. The overall heat ...
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Equation for overall heat transfer coefficient

The heat flow (in $[\pu{J/s}]$) through the wall of a tube of length $L$ and inner radius $R_0$ is $$Q = (2πR_0L)U(T_{1\infty} - T_{2\infty}),$$ where $T_{1\infty}$ is the bulk temperature ...
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Melting lithium carbonate [on hold]

I need to melt lithium carbonate and hold it between its melting point and 750 °C. Based on research so far, I think making an electrical DC-powered heater with a nichrome heating element would be ...
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Can you melt hard boiled eggs? [closed]

as the title suggests, melting as in being transformed into liquid state from solid (hard boiled) state due to extreme heat, without oxidization happening to avoid any sort of burning or reacting with ...
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Why total heat of hydrogenation of 1,3-cyclohexadiene is more than that of benzene?

I'm told that heat of hydrogenation (HOH) is directly proportional to number of π bonds and inversely proportional to stability. So, is the aromaticity responsible for this? Also, what is the general ...
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Does dissolving something in water change the specific heat of the solution?

I’m a little confused on this topic. If I have a solid that I dissolve in water and that undergoes an exothermic reaction, can I assume that the specific heat $c$ of the solution instantaneously after ...
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Heat capacity from limited information

I am trying to figure out how an author has determined the heat capacity of a substance from limited information. The authors cite a particular book that contains only the following information: $H_{...
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Meaning of red heat

I have two reactions below. What is the difference between red heat and normal heat? Is it related to iron as a catalyst when it is red hot?
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Heat of formation method

For enthalpy calculations why is it that in some cases the "heat of formation method" is used? I know that $ΔH_f$ represents the heat required to form the compound at standard temperature and pressure ...
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Is paper aging(oxidation) and paper burning(rapid oxidation) the same thing?

I woke up today with a question of what is fire; looked up the definition and the first response was that fire was rapid oxidation. I was curious what the difference was between rapid oxidation and ...
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Is it safe to heat fluorite (CaF2) to 140 °C?

For the manufacture of the optical system, we need to heat the fluorite ($\ce{CaF2}$) lenses to $\pu{140 °C}$. Is it possible: for some poisonous gas to be emitted? ($\ce{F2, HF}$ or other) for ...
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Why do we use Δ to mean heating?

To express heating, we usually use $\Delta$ over reaction arrows like \begin{align} \ce{CaCO3 ->[\Delta] CaO +O2}. \end{align} Why do we use $\Delta$ to mean heating during chemical reactions? I ...
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Why does the temperature remain constant during freezing?

I know it's the most silly question one could ever ask but why is that so? I am aware of what latent heat means and I also know it has something to do with freezing too. Say I have with me, a mug of ...
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What is the substance with the highest specific heat?

I always learned that water has the highest specific heat, but I recently saw that Hydrogen has a specific heat as high as 14 cal/gC and helium has a specific heat of 5 cal/gC, which would be much ...
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Intuituve reason for the constant of proportionality 2/3 in pv=nRT=(2/3)U

Why is there a $\frac23$ term? I fully understand that it makes sense for pressure to be the volume weighted average kinetic energy. And the equation above shows that this is so (for an ideal gas). I ...
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Calorific value of a gas in combustion

The Wikipedia article on heat of combustion says: The calorific value [...] may be expressed with the quantities: energy/mole of fuel energy/mass of fuel energy/volume of the fuel ...
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Diluting methanol in water: is it exothermic?

Can someone explain in simple terms why does temperature increase when mixing water with methanol? I do not have a strong background in chemistry, but I usually have to mix both liquids (sometimes ...
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Heat generation in exothermic reactions [duplicate]

Im thinking specifically of N2 + 3 H2 ⇌ 2 NH3. Its an exothermic reaction, therefore heat is generated. Im trying to understand how Chateliers principle interacts with this reaction. I understand that ...
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Heat transfer problem

For this problem, I'm wondering if the thermos should be involved in the heat transfer because right we have an equation in calorimetry: $q_\text{warm} =-(q_\text{cold} + q_\text{cal})$ A 125 g ...
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Specific heat problems [closed]

I am in need of help for my understanding in specific heat capacity. To be honest, I understand the lesson effectively, However, just a few days ago, I've encountered two similar yet different-in-...
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distillation of aqueous CAN solution for the purpose of a reversible and strong endothermic reaction in cool packs

I know calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN) is used for cold packs. By bending a small metal plate the salt gets dissolved in water (separated pack) and this process is endothermic. I would like to heat ...
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Why would a ~1 cm thick layer of argon be a significantly poorer conductor of heat than air?

In yesterday's new Periodic Video, Argon (new) - Periodic Table of Videos, after about 07 min 00 sec, Sir Martyn Poliakoff says: The final, and I have to admit perhaps slightly boring application ...
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Flexible & thermally conductive materials? [closed]

Quick question: Are there any common or easily obtainable materials that are thermal conductors, but also flexible? By flexible, I mean along the lines of a plastic bag, with similar or greater ...
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What is the specific heat and latent heat of an ethanol-water mixture?

How do I find the specific heat and latent heat of ethanol-water mixture? Let’s say the mole fraction of water is 0.3 and ethanol is 0.7. I am working on a project and needed values for these and ...
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Extraparticle transport limitations in het. catalysis: Varying Damköhler without affecting the external prater number (and vice versa)

Solving a question for exam preparation; In the lecture script it is asked: 1. When both external MT and HT limitations exist, derive a solution from the general mass and energy balances in terms ...
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Heat of Combustion

Methanol ($\ce{CH3OH}$) is regarded by many chemists as a possible liquid fuel for the future. The combustion of methanol occurs according to the equation: $$\ce{2CH3OH(g) + 3O2(g) -> 2CO2(g) +...
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Are there alternatives to sodium acetate?

I am wondering if there are any non poisoning alternatives to sodium acetate, which is used in those self-heating pads, that reaction can be kicked off by clicking a small metal plate? Specifically ...
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Why do aluminum and air have low specific heats?

According to Wikipedia, ...specific heat capacity is a function of the structure of the substance itself. In particular, it depends on the number of degrees of freedom that are available to the ...
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Why are calorimeters often made of materials with low specific heats?

When building calorimeters, a material with a low specific heat is often used (such as Styrofoam, aluminum, etc.). However, why would a material with a low specific heat be preferred? My thought ...
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Where can I find the total enthalpy and heat of dissolution in water of a given components?

I don't really have a background in chemistry but I'm actually studying in aerospace engineering, sorry if this question may seem trivial. I am interested in the decomposition process of the hydrogen ...
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Predicting the temperature of an object using the heat of its surroundings after a certain amount of time?

how would you predict what the temperature of something would be if it spends a certain amount of time exposed to heat from its surroundings? is this possible? ex. what temperature would a hot ...
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How do you stop a Pharoah's Serpent reaction?

I am a novelist and working on a book. I have been searching google for an answer to the above question. How does one stop a Pharoah's Serpent reaction? Thanks!
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Calculate Heat of Atomisation [closed]

What is heat of atomisation of P4O6(s) Given heat of sublimation of P4O6 is x kJ/mol & P–O bond energy is y kJ/mol. What is heat of atomisation of P4O6(s) Given heat of sublimation of P4O6 is x ...
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Can air inside a high temperature (1300C) Kiln cause an explosion?

I saw many kiln designs that lack an opening for hot\pressurized air to come out , or any pressure valve. But when air is heated to such a high temperature (1300C) inside a closed chamber (the kiln), ...
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Sign of work done by the system in first law of thermodynamics equation

In the equation, $\Delta E = q - W$, according to my book, $W$ is positive when it is done by the system and negative when it is done on the system. But in this problem: $\pu{3600 kJ}$ heat is ...
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The sign of enthalpy of formation of magnesium oxide

I'm currently doing a lab to calculate the enthalpy of formation for $\ce{MgO}$. However at the moment me and my lab partner are having a disagreement. We've both calculated and agreed upon the same ...
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Is there any difference between “autoignition temperature” and “ignition temperature”? [closed]

Is there any difference between the "autoignition temperature" and the "ignition temperature" of a substance?
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Is there a direct relationship between specific heat and either thermal conductivity or heat transfer?

I am currently teaching high school chemistry, but my background is in physics. Our curriculum states that specific heat capacity is the amount of thermal energy required (or released) per 1 gram of a ...
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Fried potatoes absorbing oil [closed]

Suppose we bring a pan and put in it some oil and turn on the heat, before the oil could get very hot and nearly boiling, we put on the potatoes that start frying. Someone told me that if the ...
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What would happen if you heat volatile/flammable material in a vacuum? [closed]

Fire is an oxidizing chemical reaction, in the simplest sense it needs oxygen and fuel to burn in order to stay alight. But what reaction would you observe from a flammable substance like gasoline or ...
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Can heat capacity at constant volume for a gas decrease as temperature increases? [closed]

I found a function for the $C_V$ of a gas which is being heated under constant volume,but the function shows that the $C_V$ is decreasing. I was wondering if this is possible for any gas since I know ...
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slow down ice melting in water

Having to separate freshwater crabs for commercial fisherman while on the boat, we dump the crabs in ice water, as crabs aren't as aggressive and bite less when cold. There's only so much room on the ...
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Why don't we consider VΔP when we define Q?

We only define $Q = \Delta U + W_\text{exp}$ (expansion work = $-P\Delta V$). If heat can cause $\Delta U$ and work, why work is defined only as expansion work in the first place where there are other ...
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Thermodynamics energy balance question help

I made the following attempt to solve this question.However I don't know how to find final pressure.I don't know how to find final temperature for both sides.Can you give me a hint?
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Enthalpy of formaton [closed]

today I was doing a set of HW problems regarding enthalpy and stumble upon one problem that I found confusing.It was the standard enthalpy of formation for CaCO3 is -1207.6 kJ mol when 30.7 g of ...
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Does specific heat capacity of the container have an effect on the exactitude of a calorimetre?

I'm doing a lab on what is the best material for a calorimetre. I chose glass, aluminum, styrofoam cup, paper/cardboard cup and a plastic cup. I've found that the cardboard cup was the best followed ...
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Why might copper have a lower heat capacity than lithium according to the Shomate Equation?

I've learned that according to Condensed phase thermochemistry data, according to NIST, the functions of heat capacity, enthalpy, and entropy can be predicted by the Shomate Equation: $$\begin{align} ...
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Material that changes color when changing phase from solid to liquid [closed]

I was asked and am wondering myself, what are materials that change color when molten? I could not find any examples online, but it really interests me. I would to get some examples which have one ...
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Can the change in the entropy of the surroundings always be obtained by dividing heat transferred by the temperature at which the transfer occurs?

Consider $\pu{1 mol}$ of an ideal monoatomic gas going through reversible isochoric heating from $\pu{100 K}$ to $\pu{1000 K}$. Calculate $\Delta S_\pu{sys}, \Delta S_\pu{surr}.$ $$\Delta S_\pu{...