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Calorimeters

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:58 pm
by Maria Solis Disc 1G
Can someone explain the different types of calorimeters there are. I am lost on how to recognize what calorimeter to use and how to solve these types of problems.

Re: Calorimeters

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:39 pm
by 405021651
These are the ones that I found

Adiabatic Calorimeters.
Reaction Calorimeters.
Bomb Calorimeters (Constant Volume Calorimeters)
Constant Pressure Calorimeters.
Differential Scanning Calorimeters.

Re: Calorimeters

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:59 pm
by Rachana Jayaraman 1H
I think that more than the type of calorimeter you use, you need to understand how to do the calculations. Usually it will give you the amount of heat absorbed by the calorimeter, so you need to recognize that the system is losing heat. You take the negative of the heat absorbed by the calorimeter, and you have your value for q. You can then use the value of q and/or the formula q = mc(Tf-Ti) to solve the question.