Jeremy Davidson

Specific Heat Capacity and Latent Heat of NaCl Solutions

Discussion created by Jeremy Davidson on Jan 1, 2014
Latest reply on Jan 3, 2014 by Charles Oakes

Hello, I hope you guys don't mind what's hopefully a quick and easy question, but which I can't find the answer to through Google.


I was wondering what the specific heat capacity of a frozen NaCl solution is. 0.25 Molar, 0.5 Molar, 0.75 Molar, and 1 Molar in particular. (By solution, it's simply water with NaCl dissolved inside.)


Also, the latent heat of fusion for the same solutions would be incredibly useful.


I tried to discover this via a lab, however the freezer unfortunately did not maintain a constant temperature and hence I found that the  specific heat capacity of 1 Molar NaCl solution was higher than that of pure water, which is obviously incorrect. It'd be really nice to know what exactly I'm looking for when I redo the experiment.


Thanks, and happy New Years!