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Why is ice at 273 K more effective in cooling than water at the same temperature?

Why is ice at 273 K more effective in cooling than water at the same temperature?

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Harshit Singh
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one year ago
Dear Student

Ice at 273 K will absorb heat energy or latent heat from the medium to overcome the fusion to become water. Hence the cooling effect of ice is more than the water at same temperature because water does not absorb this extra heat from the medium.

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