Differences between Bomb and Coffee Cup Calorimeters?

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Differences between Bomb and Coffee Cup Calorimeters?

Postby Isa Samad 1L » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:30 pm

I was just wondering if there are any significant differences in the two calorimeters and whether or not calculations with them involve different equations.

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Re: Differences between Bomb and Coffee Cup Calorimeters?

Postby Nina Gautam 1K » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:38 pm

I believe that in a coffee cup calorimeter, the pressure is constant whereas in a bomb calorimeter, the volume is constant

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Re: Differences between Bomb and Coffee Cup Calorimeters?

Postby Jessica Benitez 1K » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:12 pm

The bomb calorimeter has constant volume while the coffee cup calorimeter has constant pressure. Since the coffee cup calorimeter has constant pressure, it gives us enthalpy values.


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