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Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:18 pm
Can someone go into more depth of how the calorimeter works.
Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:26 pm
I was confused about the same thing, and I found this website helpful:https://sciencing.com/a-calorimeter-work-4925148.html
There isn't much emphasis on coffee cup vs. bomb calorimeters, but I think it helps with understanding generally the use of calorimeters.
Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:05 pm
To measure heats of reactions, we enclose reactants in a calorimeter, then we initiate the reaction, and then measure the temperature difference (before and after the reaction). The temperature difference allows us to evaluate the heat released in the reaction.
Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:12 pm
We use bomb a calorimeter to measure the change in Enthalpy at a constant volume (gas or solution). A coffee cup Calorimeter is used to measure the change in heat at a constant pressure (solution only).