### Calorimeter questions

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**Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:43 pm**Question from the course reader (pg. 20):

In a constant p calorimeter at 25 degrees Celsius, mix 50.0ml each of 1.0 M HCL and 1.0 M NaOH. After mixing, T=31.9 degrees Celsius. How much heat released?

Why is the problem solved using density and specific heat capacity of just water? I don't understand why the HCL and the NaOH are not involved in solving the problem.

In a constant p calorimeter at 25 degrees Celsius, mix 50.0ml each of 1.0 M HCL and 1.0 M NaOH. After mixing, T=31.9 degrees Celsius. How much heat released?

Why is the problem solved using density and specific heat capacity of just water? I don't understand why the HCL and the NaOH are not involved in solving the problem.