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Re: [Phys-l] good specific heat materials

What about the plastic containers of blue liquid that one freezes and then puts in insulated containers to carry sandwiches and beer. There is a definite solid-liquid phase change involved.

Bob at PC

From: [] On Behalf Of Brian Blais []
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2010 12:17 PM
To: Forum for Physics Educators
Subject: [Phys-l] good specific heat materials


I want to cover the topic of specific heat, and latent heat, with my
students in a lab setting. Are there any good, cheap, and available
materials that anyone has used and would recommend? Water is the
obvious standard, but perhaps anti-freeze, or some other materials
would be interesting as well.


Brian Blais

Brian Blais

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