Winter 2011 Midterm #1

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Winter 2011 Midterm #1

Postby Christina Cen 2J » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:06 pm

For this problem why do we not use the equation q=mC(deltaT) to find C?

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Re: Winter 2011 Midterm #1

Postby Rachel Lu_dis1H » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:32 pm

In calorimeter problems you use the equation q=C(calorimeter)deltaT because C ,or heat capacity, is different for every calorimeter

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Re: Winter 2011 Midterm #1

Postby Christina Cen 2J » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:23 pm

But why is it C = nq/T and not just C= q/tusing the q = CT formula?


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