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Differences between Bomb and Coffee Cup Calorimeters?

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:30 pm
by Isa Samad 1L
I was just wondering if there are any significant differences in the two calorimeters and whether or not calculations with them involve different equations.

Thanks

Re: Differences between Bomb and Coffee Cup Calorimeters?

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:38 pm
by Nina Gautam 1K
I believe that in a coffee cup calorimeter, the pressure is constant whereas in a bomb calorimeter, the volume is constant

Re: Differences between Bomb and Coffee Cup Calorimeters?

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:12 pm
by Jessica Benitez 1K
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.