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# How many BTUs does it take to heat one pound of water from 80 degree F to 212 degree F?

Updated: 12/9/2022

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212 - 80 = 132 degrees temperature increase x 1 pound water = 132 BTU

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Q: How many BTUs does it take to heat one pound of water from 80 degree F to 212 degree F?
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### How many btu's in office water-cooler?

There are no BTUs in an office water-cooler. But you can calculate how many BTUs are removed by the cooler. One BTU or British Thermal Unit is the amount of heat energy required to raise the temperature of one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit. There for when you remove one BTU you are lowering one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit. So if you know how many pounds of water you have and the temperature of the water you start with and the temperature of the water comming out of the cooler you can calculate how many BTUs the cooling unit of the water cooler has removed. BTU=Temp1 - Temp 2 X LB water

### How many btus are required to change one pound of ice at 20 degrees Fahrenheit to steam at 220 degrees Fahrenheit?

1)This is a 5 part question. The first is realizing that 20F to 32F uses .5BTU per pound per degree. That means it takes 32-20=12*.5=6BTUs to get the ice to 32F. 2)Then you need to know the Latent Heat of Fusion for Ice which is 144BTUs (given). Lets assumes the ice changes from ice to water instantaneously at 32F. 3)Next we calculate the BTUs from 32F to 212F. Which is 1BTU per pound per degree F. 212-32=180 so it take 180BTUS. 4)Next we have to use the Latent Heat of Vaporization of water which will say instantaneously converts water to vapor. This takes 970BTUS (given). 5)Then we calculate the BTUS from 212F to 220F. Which is .5BTUs per pound per degree F which is 220-212=8*.5=4BTUs...... Finally add up all the BTUs and you get 6+144+180+970+4=1304BTUs.

### How many btus to reduce water temperature one degree?

That depends on how much water you have, and what temperature it's starting at.If you have one pound of water, and its temperature is 40&Acirc;&deg; F, then it will cool to 39&Acirc;&deg; Fif you pull exactly one BTU of heat out of it.Different amounts of water, or different starting temperature . . . different amounts of heat.

### How many btus are required to change one pound of ice at 20 degree Fahrenheit to steam at 220 degree Fahrenheit?

1)This is a 5 part question. The first is realizing that 20F to 32F uses .5BTU per pound per degree. That means it takes 32-20=12*.5=6BTUs to get the ice to 32F. 2)Then you need to know the Latent Heat of Fusion for Ice which is 144BTUs (given). Lets assumes the ice changes from ice to water instantaneously at 32F. 3)Next we calculate the BTUs from 32F to 212F. Which is 1BTU per pound per degree F. 212-32=180 so it take 180BTUS. 4)Next we have to use the Latent Heat of Vaporization of water which will say instantaneously converts water to vapor. This takes 970BTUS (given). 5)Then we calculate the BTUS from 212F to 220F. Which is .5BTUs per pound per degree F which is 220-212=8*.5=4BTUs...... Finally add up all the BTUs and you get 6+144+180+970+4=1304BTUs.

### What is the difference between btus and joules?

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### How many BTUs will it take to change 1 gallon of water at 32 degrees to ice at 32 degrees?

You would need to remove approximately 1200 BTUs of heat to convert a gallon of water to ice. There are 8.34 lb in a gallon of water, which converting to lb-moles is 0.463. The latent heat of crystallization for water is -2583.4 BTU/lb-mole. Multiplying the two together and you get -1197 BTUs, which means you need to remove that amount of heat to convert the gallon of water to ice.

### How many BTUs does it take to heat 390 gallon tank of water from 60 degrees to 248 degrees?

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### Btu required to increase water 1 degree F?

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### How many BTU are required to change one pound of ice at 20 degrees Fahrenheit to steam at 220 degrees Fahrenheit?

1)This is a 5 part question. The first is realizing that 20F to 32F uses .5BTU per pound per degree. That means it takes 32-20=12*.5=6BTUs to get the ice to 32F. 2)Then you need to know the Latent Heat of Fusion for Ice which is 144BTUs (given). Lets assumes the ice changes from ice to water instantaneously at 32F. 3)Next we calculate the BTUs from 32F to 212F. Which is 1BTU per pound per degree F. 212-32=180 so it take 180BTUS. 4)Next we have to use the Latent Heat of Vaporization of water which will say instantaneously converts water to vapor. This takes 970BTUS (given). 5)Then we calculate the BTUS from 212F to 220F. Which is .5BTUs per pound per degree F which is 220-212=8*.5=4BTUs...... Finally add up all the BTUs and you get 6+144+180+970+4=1304BTUs.

### What changes water from a solid to a liquid to a gas?

Heat. Ice, solid water, at 32 degrees F needs 144 btus of heat per pound to liquify completely. Water at 212F needs 970.3 btus per pound to evaporate completely into dry steam. Water vapor (visible steam), in air, {say from a pot} is actually about 3 to 10% dry steam and only required about 28 to 100 btus per pound to vaporize and become airborne, This is an odd characteristic of water, that varying proportions of dry steam will carry large amounts of liquid water along with it as it evaporates (Wet Steam).Water can exist in all three states at the same time, in the same general vicinity. Ice floats on liquid water and the air around it will also contain some amount of water vapor (humidity).