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Calorimeter

Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:23 am
by WYacob_2C
What is the difference between a calorimeter and a bomb calorimeter? Thank you in advance.

Re: Calorimeter

Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:18 am
by HuyHa_2H
A calorimeter is just a "thermally insulated container" to measure changes of heat while a bomb calorimeter is the same thing but can withstand more pressure.

Re: Calorimeter

Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:16 am
by Juliana Chopelas 1A
a calorimeter is a normal insulated container while a bomb calorimeter consists of a sealed metal container that is in another sealed container immersed in water to measure the heat combustion of a reaction

Re: Calorimeter

Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:03 pm
by Rebekah Alfred 1J
This is what a bomb calorimeter looks like:
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This is what a calorimeter looks like:
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Re: Calorimeter

Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:59 pm
by CMaduno_1L
Although both are structured differently, it is important to remember that they serve the same function-- to measure specific heat capacity (often referred to as specific heat).

Re: Calorimeter

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:02 am
by stephaniekim2K
A bomb calorimeter is more resistant to pressure.

Re: Calorimeter

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:58 am
by Jasmine 2C
Bomb calorimeter is just a specific type of calorimeter. It works best when trying to keep volume and moles of the gas constant bc it's perfectly sealed and isolated.

Re: Calorimeter

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:42 pm
by Omar Selim 1D
A bomb calorimeter is a more robust and accurate calorimeter. It can withstand more pressure, so it is typically more often used

Re: Calorimeter

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:48 pm
by Jesse Anderson-Ramirez 3I
A bomb calorimeter is able to withstand more pressure and is more precise.