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Question 1

Farid takes the temperature of a beaker of water every minute for 10 minutes. At some
point during this period he adds an ice cube to the water.
His apparatus and a graph of his results are shown below.

(a) Which point on the graph indicates when the ice cube was added?
Point
(b) After how many minutes it is likely that the ice had finished melting?
.minutes
(c) What was the temperature in Farids laboratory?
....C
(d) Between points B and C on the graph, what was happening to:
(i) the ice cube?.....................................................................
(ii) The water?.........................................................................

(e) Look at the diagram of Farids apparatus. Are water particles more closely packed in
water or in ice? Explain your answer.
The particles are more closely packed in
Because..
..
Answer:
(a) B
(b) 5 minutes
(c) 20C
(d) (i) melting (ii) cooling
(e) Water, because the ice cube floats in water ( so water is more dense than ice)




Question 2

Dylan and Derrick are investigating a plastic flask and an aluminium flask to see
which is better at keeping tea hot.

(a) Predict which flask will keep tea hot for longest. Explain your answer.

Prediction:



Explanation:




(b) After how many minutes is the temperature of the tea the same in both flasks?

..minutes

(c) What was the temperature difference between the tea in the two flasks at the
start of the experiment?

C




(d) How does the rate of cooling in the plastic flask compare with the rate of cooling
of the tea in the aluminium flask?





(e) Write down two other things that should be kept the same to make the test a fair
one.

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Answer:

(a) The plastic flask will keep the tea hottest because non-metals are better insulators.
(b) 3 minutes
(c) The rate of cooling in the plastic flask is lower than the rate of cooling of the tea in the
aluminium flask.
(d) Any two sensible answer, such as: Same volume of tea/same initial temperature of tea/
same outside temperature.