Experiment 9 Specific Heat Capacities of Metals The purpose of this experiment is to identify two unknown metal samples based on physical properties. 9.1 Introduction Heat is a form of energy that is transferred between objects with different temperatures. Heat always flows from high temperature to low temperature. Design of the Experiment. Experiment 1: An Overview of the Experiment; Experiment 2: How to Calculate Leaf Surface Area; Analysis of Results I. Lab Quiz I. Key Concepts II. Analysis of Results II. Lab Quiz II
Fill the gallon freezer bag half full with crushed ice. Add one cup of salt and seal the bag. Put on some gloves and knead the ice and salt until the ice has completely melted. Use the thermometer to record the temperature of the saltwater mixture. Even though the ice has melted, the temperature should be less than 32°F (0°C).