Calorimeter vs. Bomb Calorimeter

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Paula Sing 1J
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Calorimeter vs. Bomb Calorimeter

Postby Paula Sing 1J » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:41 am

What is the difference between these two types of calorimeters? How is it reflected when calculating how much heat is released from any given reaction?

Emma Miltenberger 2I
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Re: Calorimeter vs. Bomb Calorimeter

Postby Emma Miltenberger 2I » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:11 pm

A bomb calorimeter is a more advanced form of a calorimeter. A bomb calorimeter consists of a sealed metal container which is sealed and thus provides constant pressure and volume. It is an isolated system. A normal calorimeter is more simplified and cannot withstand high pressures and volumes. However, it serves the same purpose as a bomb calorimeter.

Cristina Sarmiento 1E
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Re: Calorimeter vs. Bomb Calorimeter

Postby Cristina Sarmiento 1E » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:26 pm

A normal calorimeter is for constant pressure and a bomb calorimeter is for constant volume.

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