Final temperature of a mixture of water and ice in a copper container
Lets say I have ice of mass and initial temperature and specific heat . And I have water of mass and initial temperature and specific heat . I have put both this water and ice in a copper container with mass , specific heat and initial temperature . What will be the final temperature of the system ? ( The Latent heat of freezing of water is )
According to Calorimetry ,
I can use this equation to calculate , But then I ran into a problem. In this case , I don't know which is happening , the freezing of water , or the melting of ice , so i can't just put both and in the equation and call it done. I might have to remove one of them depending on which thing is not happening (freezing or melting) .To make matters worse , The water or ice may just freeze or melt partially. Is there another equation that can solve for the final temperature while also taking all of this into account?