Minimum speed of lead bullet needed for it to melt?
If a lead bullet goes fast enough, it can melt completely when it comes to a halt suddenly, and all it's kinetic energy is converted into heat via friction. Find the minimum speed of a lead bullet (initial temp. = 30.0 C) needed for this to happen.
- SteveLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
½mv² = mK(T-30) where K is the specific heat of lead and T is the melting temperature in °C
Solve this eq for v