# Calculate the Heat Required to Convert Ice to Steam in a Finnish Sauna

## What is the heat required to convert a 2.6 kg block of ice to steam at 106.5 degrees Celsius in a Finnish sauna?

Can extreme sauna enthusiasts tolerate the temperature of a Finnish sauna in short bursts?

## Calculating the Heat Required

The heat required to convert a 2.6 kg block of ice to steam at 106.5 degrees Celsius in a Finnish sauna is 5876 J. First, we need to calculate the heat required for each stage of the phase change process.

First, we calculate the heat needed to raise the temperature of the ice from -17 degrees Celsius to 0 degrees Celsius using the specific heat capacity of ice, which is 2.09 kJ/kg/K.

Next, we calculate the heat required to convert the ice at 0 degrees Celsius to water at 0 degrees Celsius, known as the latent heat of fusion.

After that, we calculate the heat needed to raise the temperature of the water from 0 degrees Celsius to 100 degrees Celsius using the specific heat capacity of water.

Finally, we calculate the heat required to convert the water at 100 degrees Celsius to steam at 106.5 degrees Celsius, known as the latent heat of vaporization.

The total heat required is the sum of the heat from each stage of the phase change process.

Do extreme sauna enthusiasts have the ability to tolerate the high temperatures of a Finnish sauna in short bursts?