4C50.40 - Equiphase Cell

See paragraph one in the procedure section.
Code Number:
Demo Title:
Equiphase Cell
Determining the Triple Point of Water
Area of Study:
Heat & Fluids
Equiphase Cell App.

CAUTION:  The glass cell is extremely fragile and cannot be replaced.  Place powdered dry ice into the re-entrant tube.  This will freeze the water in the tube that is next to the dry ice.  Next insert the aluminum rod and gently warm the inner sides of the tubes until the ice jacket is able to turn.  Insert the thermometer and start recording temperatures.  NOTE:  The insertion of the aluminum rod and the melting away of the ice at the inner point of the tube is a delicate operation, so make sure you take your time during this process so as not to break the glass.

  • Robert P. Bauman and Joseph G. Harrison, "Note on a Van Der Waals Gas", TPT, Vol. 34, # 4, Apr. 1996, p. 248.
  • Shawn Carlson,  "Tackling the Triple Point",  The Amateur Scientist, February 1999.

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