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The thermal properties of water

Description

These experiments explore the thermal properties of water, including its boiling point, specific heat capacity and thermal conductivity.

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This is an experiment from the Practical Chemistry project, developed by the Nuffield Foundation and the Royal Society of Chemistry.
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Apparatus Chemicals

Two disposable, waxed-paper cups (as used for cold drinks at parties). Alternatively, paper cake cases can be used. (Note 1)

Two party balloons

Thermocouple-type thermometer with a large display or interfaced to a computer and monitor (Note 2)

Tongs

Stand, boss and clamp, 2

Bunsen burner

Pipeclay triangle

Tripod

Heat resistant mats, 2

Wooden splints

Water

Refer to Health & Safety and Technical notes section below for additional information.

 





 





These experiments explore the thermal properties of water, including its boiling point, specific heat capacity and thermal conductivity.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This is a resource from the Practical Chemistry project, developed by the Nuffield Foundation and the Royal Society of Chemistry. This collection of over 200 practical activities demonstrates a wide range of chemical concepts and processes. Each activity contains comprehensive information for teachers and technicians, including full technical notes and step-by-step procedures. Practical Chemistry activities accompany Practical Physics and Practical Biology.