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Old Apr 20th 2017, 02:17 AM   #1
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Finding melting rate of a ice cube?

How do i find how long it takes to melt an ice cube?

can i use this heat transfer equation below
Finding melting rate of a ice cube?-screenshot_20170419-230501.jpg

i took the weight of the ice cube and was gonna melt the ice cube in a controlled environment (microwave) and find the rate the heat is transferred from the wattage of the microwave. and i think i can find the time it takes for the ice cube to melt from that heat transfer equation Q = mC(deltaT) but im not too sure.

please help me.
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Old Apr 23rd 2017, 01:27 AM   #2
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You have to specify the conditions clearly ...

putting an ice cube in a microwave oven has too many unknowns . the microwaves penetrate into the ice and melt from the inside , how big is the cube ? what is the power density in the oven ? what is temperature inside the oven ? Even if you knew these you couldn't know .... do an experiment to find the answer ...that's what science is about experiment
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