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Calorimeters Example

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:42 pm
by Mya Majewski 1L
Can someone go over the difference between the two calorimeters that Lavelle explained in class?

Re: Calorimeters Example

Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:52 am
by Chem_Mod
A coffee calorimeter is one that is open to the atmosphere and is therefore a constant pressure system. The heat transferred would be equal to the enthalpy. A bomb calorimeter is one that is rigid and enclosed and is therefore a constant volume system. The heat transferred would be equal to the internal energy.