What are the types of calorimeters we learned about/ covered in class?

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Adriana Rangel 1A
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What are the types of calorimeters we learned about/ covered in class?

Postby Adriana Rangel 1A » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:27 pm

I know about the bomb calorimeter, which measures the heat of a reaction via combustion (burning an object). Is there another kind we learned about?

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Re: What are the types of calorimeters we learned about/ covered in class?

Postby Esin Gumustekin 2J » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:27 pm

We also learned about simple coffee calorimeters in which we could measure the heat transfer by using a thermometer.

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Re: What are the types of calorimeters we learned about/ covered in class?

Postby Jesse_torres2H » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:36 pm

A coffee cup calorimeter involves using a styrofoam cup so it could be referred to as a styrofoam cup calorimeter but I don't think Dr. Lavelle has ever called it this.

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Re: What are the types of calorimeters we learned about/ covered in class?

Postby Helen Shi 1J » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:38 pm

So what is the system and surroundings in a calorimeter with constant pressure and a bomb calorimeter?

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Re: What are the types of calorimeters we learned about/ covered in class?

Postby Joanne Guan 1B » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:05 pm

I believe that the system would be whatever's inside the calorimeter and the surroundings would be the calorimeter itself since the calorimeter is absorbing the heat.


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