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A two (2) gram block of ice is floating in five (5) grams of liquid water at 0oC.  If 300 calories are extracted from this ice/water mixture, which of the following will result?  
Specific heat of water = 1.0 cal/g-oC;  specific heat of ice = 0.50 cal/g-oC;  heat of fusion of water = 80 cal/g;   heat of vaporization of water = 541 cal/g.

Correct Answer:
ice floating in water, all at 0oc.
to understand the impact of removing 300 calories from a mixture of 2 grams of ice and 5 grams of liquid water, both at 0°c, we must consider the thermodynamic properties and processes involved.

initially, we have 2 grams of ice and 5 grams of water at the equilibrium temperature of 0°c. the specific heat of ice is 0.50 cal/g°c, the specific heat of water is 1.0 cal/g°c, and the heat of fusion of water (the energy required to convert ice at 0°c to water at 0°c) is 80 cal/g.

when energy is extracted from a system where ice is floating in water at 0°c, the first effect will be on the phase of the water. since we are removing heat, the tendency will be for the water to freeze. however, freezing will only occur if sufficient heat is removed to reach the heat of fusion threshold needed to change the water into ice.

to convert all 5 grams of the water into ice, we would need to remove: \[ \text{heat required} = \text{mass} \times \text{heat of fusion} = 5 \text{ grams} \times 80 \text{ cal/g} = 400 \text{ calories}. \] however, only 300 calories are being removed, which is less than the 400 calories required to freeze all the water.

given that 80 calories are needed to convert 1 gram of water to ice, the amount of water that can be converted into ice with 300 calories is: \[ \text{water converted to ice} = \frac{\text{300 calories}}{80 \text{ cal/g}} \approx 3.75 \text{ grams}. \] this means that out of 5 grams, approximately 3.75 grams will turn into ice, adding to the existing 2 grams of ice, making a total of about 5.75 grams of ice. this will leave: \[ 5 \text{ grams (initial water)} - 3.75 \text{ grams (converted to ice)} = 1.25 \text{ grams of water} \] still in the liquid state.

thus, after the removal of 300 calories, the system will consist of more ice floating in a smaller amount of water, but still at 0°c. both phases coexist at this temperature due to the properties of water and ice in thermal equilibrium at the melting/freezing point.

in summary, after extracting 300 calories from the initial setup, the result is not complete freezing of the water nor any temperature change in the ice. instead, some of the water freezes, increasing the amount of ice, while still leaving some water in the liquid state, all at 0°c. therefore, the correct scenario after the heat extraction is "ice floating in water, all at 0°c."

Boron is a chemical element with the chemical symbol B and atomic number 5. Boron is produced entirely by

Correct Answer:
cosmic ray spallation

boron (chemical symbol b), with an atomic number of 5, is an element found in nature but in relatively low abundance. unlike many elements whose formation occurs primarily within stars, boron's primary production method is not stellar nucleosynthesis. instead, boron is produced through a process known as cosmic ray spallation.

cosmic ray spallation is a form of nuclear reaction triggered by cosmic rays—high-energy protons and other nuclei traveling through space. when these cosmic rays collide with interstellar matter, such as atoms in the earth's atmosphere or elsewhere in space, they can shatter atomic nuclei. the process leads to the breaking apart or "spallation" of larger atomic nuclei into lighter elements, one of which is boron. this phenomenon is distinct from the processes like fusion or the explosive events of supernovae typically associated with stellar nucleosynthesis, which produce many of the heavier elements found on earth.

the fact that boron is primarily produced through cosmic ray spallation rather than stellar nucleosynthesis contributes to its lower abundance in the solar system and the earth's crust. stellar nucleosynthesis is prolific in generating vast amounts of heavier elements within stars, but it does not significantly contribute to the production of boron. instead, boron's creation through the more sporadic and less prolific process of cosmic ray spallation results in its relative scarcity when compared to elements like carbon or nitrogen, which are extensively produced in stars.

understanding the production of boron through cosmic ray spallation not only highlights the diverse processes contributing to the chemical complexity of the cosmos but also reflects the unique pathways through which different elements are synthesized in the universe. this knowledge helps scientists in fields such as astrophysics and geochemistry trace the origins and distribution of elements across the cosmos.