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Saving for a Rainy Day

Length: 1 Hour or Less

Discipline: Chemistry

Level: Introductory (majors and non-majors)

Author: Groh, Susan

A request for help comes in from a scientifically-illiterate relative trying to choose a system for passive solar energy storage. In providing this help, students must deal with concepts of heat and energy transfer, heat capacities, phase transitions and related enthalpy changes.

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