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Hot Wax: Heat of Fusion of Paraffin—ChemTopic™ Lab Activity

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The temperature at which paraffin (candle wax) melts is only about 55 °C. When the melted wax solidifies, it releases heat and causes severe skin burns. With the Hot Wax: Heat of Fusion of Paraffin—ChemTopic™ Lab Activity, discover just how much heat is released when “hot wax” solidifies? Available as part of the Solids and Liquids—ChemTopic™ Labs digital collection. Click the Price link for digital collection pricing.

Concepts

  • Phase Changes
  • Heat of Fusion
  • Calorimetry