Boil Water with Shockwave!

Run this experiment, changing the water amount, the starting water temperature, and the heating power. Enter how long you think it will take to boil the water [bring the water to 100c. The accuracy of your guess, as a percentage of the actual time, will be displayed.

To view the above module, you must have the Shockwave for Director Plug-In installed on your computer.

(If you don't have shockwave, here's what you would see if you did.)

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This is an idealized experiment because it is assumed that all of the heating power goes into the water and stays there.


QUESTION: In an actual experiment, what other factors might cause the boiling time to be longer?

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