4C30.40 - Heat of Vaporization

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Heat of Vaporization
  • Frits Hidden, Jorn Boomsma, Anton Schins, Ed van den Berg, "Cappuccino and Specific Heat Versus Heat of Vaporization", TPT, Vol. 50, #2, Feb. 2012, p. 103.
  • Paul Hewitt, "Figuring Physics", TPT, Vol. 41, #2, Feb. 2003, p. 119.
  • Peter E. Liley, "Black's Experiment and Newton's Law of Cooling", TPT, Vol. 40, #4, April 2002, p. 198.
  • J. Guemez, C. Fiolhais, M. Fiolhais, "Revisiting Black's Experiments on the Latent Heats of Water", TPT, Vol. 40, #1, Jan. 2002, p. 26.
  • James O'Connell, "Heating Water: Rate Correction Due to Newtonian Cooling", TPT, Vol. 37, #9, Dec. 1999, p. 551.
  • Volker Thomsen, "The Boiling Point of Water", TPT, Vol. 35, #2, Feb. 1997, p. 98.
  • Ed Linz, "Understanding Latent Heat of Vaporization", TPT, Vol. 33, #5, May 1995, p. 294.
  • James L. Hunt, Tracy L. Tegart, "Measuring the Heats of Water", TPT, Vol. 32, #9, Dec. 1994, p. 545.
  • Robert A. Egler, "The Physics of Firefighting", TPT, Vol. 28, #9, Dec. 1990, p. 599.
  • Albert W. Burgstahler, Peter Hamlet, "Heat of Vaporization of Nitrogen", TPT, Vol. 28, #8, Nov. 1990, p. 544.
  • Peter J. Collings, Thomas B. Greenslade, Jr., "Using the Computer as a Laboratory Instrument", TPT, Vol. 27, #2, Feb. 1989, p. 76.
  • Robert F. Neff, Paul G. Hewitt, "How Is It That All Water Evaporates", TPT, Vol. 19, #7, Oct. 1981, p. 492.
  • Phillip O. Berge, James E. Huebler, "Heat of Vaporization of Water", TPT, Vol. 16, #7, Oct. 1978, p. 476.
  • D. S. Ainslie, "Simple Equipment and Procedures in Elementary Laboratories", TPT, Vol. 5, #6, Sept. 1967, p. 278.
  • K. Ida, M.  Yoshinuma, K. Nagaoka, "Increasing the Rate of Water Temperature Due to an Ekman Layer Flow in a Heated Pot (Fluid Dynamics in the Kitchen)", AJP, vol. 73, #7, July 2005, p. 635.
  • G. L. Salinger, "Measurement of the Heat of Vaporization of a Liquid", AJP, Vol. 49, #3, Mar. 1981, p. 201.
  • Sung Chang, "Boiling Water One Bubble at a Time", Physics Today, Vol. 69, #4, April 2016, p. 22.
  • Jearl Walker, "4.43 - Boiling Water", The Flying Circus of Physics, 2nd Ed., p. 195.
  • Jearl Walker, "3.51 - Sounds of Boiling Water", The Flying Circus of Physics, 2nd Ed., p. 166.
  • "Formula for Total Heat of Saturated Steam", The Boy Scientist, Popular Mechanics, p. 160.
  • Yaakov Kraftmakher, "Heat of Vaporization", Experiments and Demonstrations in Physics, p. 131.
  • Herb Strongin, “Causing Water to Change Its State“, Science on a Shoestring, p. 63.

Disclaimer: These demonstrations are provided only for illustrative use by persons affiliated with The University of Iowa and only under the direction of a trained instructor or physicist.  The University of Iowa is not responsible for demonstrations performed by those using their own equipment or who choose to use this reference material for their own purpose.  The demonstrations included here are within the public domain and can be found in materials contained in libraries, bookstores, and through electronic sources.  Performing all or any portion of any of these demonstrations, with or without revisions not depicted here entails inherent risks.  These risks include, without limitation, bodily injury (and possibly death), including risks to health that may be temporary or permanent and that may exacerbate a pre-existing medical condition; and property loss or damage.  Anyone performing any part of these demonstrations, even with revisions, knowingly and voluntarily assumes all risks associated with them.