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Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:58 pm
I'm not sure if this question would go under this topic but how come the question uses the formula q=CdealtT? I thought that the equation is q=mCdeltaT?
Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:06 pm
q = C (delta T) is also an equation that works, although I'm not sure when each is applied.
Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:34 pm
The question asks for the heat capacity(C) of the calorimeter and not the specific heat capacity because specific heat capacity is for a certain mass of a sample, which we can't necessarily assign in this problem. The definition of heat capacity is heat supplied/change in temperature.
In equation form: C=q/delta T.
Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:58 pm
will the heat capacity of a calorimeter always be q=C(deltaT) or are there cases which will require us to take mass into consideration and use the specific heat capacity?
Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:13 am
I don't think you factor in mass when you calculate the heat capacity of the calorimeter
Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:03 am
Unless it specifically states to use mass, you can assume to use moles or just go ahead and use mcdeltaT, m meaning for mass