Calorimetry

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Naana Boateng 1I
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Calorimetry

Postby Naana Boateng 1I » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:50 pm

In calculating calorimetry problems, do you need to change Celcius to Kelvin in the initial and final temperatures? Or can you leave it as either or ?

Nicole 1F
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Re: Calorimetry

Postby Nicole 1F » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:59 pm

You can leave the temperature in degrees Celsius.

Sarah Sharma 2J
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Re: Calorimetry

Postby Sarah Sharma 2J » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:33 pm

I would recommend staying in degrees Celsius because it will easily cancel out when proportionally setting up the math.

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Re: Calorimetry

Postby Abdullah2I » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:03 pm

Staying in degrees Celsius would be better, I think.

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Re: Calorimetry

Postby Clara Hu 1G » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:30 pm

It doesn't really matter if the change in temperatures are in Kelvin or Celsius because the Kelvin is in the same scale as Celsius, just +273, just make sure that the initial and final temperatures are both either in Kelvin or Celsius.


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