## Bomb Calorimeter Calculation

elizabethrojas1G
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### Bomb Calorimeter Calculation

What do each of the variables mean in the equation qP= delta H = gCsp delta T?
Also, is a bomb calorimeter closed or isolated? Is it always the same case?

Nikhil Davuluri 2A
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### Re: Bomb Calorimeter Calculation

qP refers to the heat transfer at constant pressure
delta H refers to the change in enthalpy of the system
g * Csp * delta T refers to the (grams of a substance) * (the specific heat) * (the change in temperature)

because heat can be transferred I think a bomb calorimeter is considered a closed system and not an isolated system

Hope this helps

Nikhil Davuluri 2A
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### Re: Bomb Calorimeter Calculation

*Correction
A bomb calorimeter is considered an isolated system because the heat does not come form the surroundings but from the system itself.

Sorry about the initial wrong explanation.