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Energy amounts for 1 gram of water in various situationsYou know it takes 1 calorie to raise 1 gram of water 1 degrees Celsius. Which of the following energy requirements suprises you the most?
it takes 80 calories
to melt one gram of ice (if it was at 0 degrees Celsius). This energy goes into
chemical energy.
It would take 21 calories to move 1 gram of water from sea level to the top of Mount Everest (this gives it potential energy).
It would take 13 calories
to accelerate one gram of water to the speed of sound (1087 feet per second
or 331.3 meters per second), assuming no air resistance.
This energy would be in the form of kinetic energy.
81,000,000,000 (81 billion) calories would be released if 1 gram of deuteriumtritium fuel from a fusion reactor were to fuse. This is nuclear energy.


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