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Thermal Properties of Liquids
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- Submitted: 24/03/2010
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Investigating the Thermal Properties of Liquids
In this experiment I looked at liquids of different densities and whether or not this affected their heating rate. For my experiment I had a variety of common liquids (water, salt water, oil, milk etc.) and measured the density of each before heating them under a Bunsen flame for 2 minutes and recording the temperature change. The purpose of this experiment was to find out what effect the density of a liquid has on it's thermal capacity.
Thus I hypothesize that the greater the density of a liquid, the greater the heat capacity. This means that it will take more energy to raise the temperature of the liquid/substance by 1?C and so the lower the heating rate of the liquid. In summary, I hypothesize that the relation between a liquid's density and its heating rate is inversely proportional.
Since I will be using five different liquids/substances (water, milk, pepsi, salt solution and sunflower oil) with varying densities, this will be my independent variable. The density of a liquid is defined as its mass per unit volume. The term 'per' in mathematic is defined as a division and the
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