Bomb calorimeter

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Bomb calorimeter

Postby CameronJohari1J » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:53 pm

How is it possible for a bomb calorimeter to be constant volume if the water's density is not constant at all temperatures? Unless I am misunderstanding and the constant volume is for the total volume of the calorimeter assuming that it isn't filled to the brim with water. Any clarification would be appreciated.

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Re: Bomb calorimeter

Postby Vincent Kim 2I » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:21 pm

I think the constant volume refers to the entire container, as it doesn't change as the pressure increases or decreases inside, as it is a isolated system

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Re: Bomb calorimeter

Postby Michael Downs 1L » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:06 pm

The size of the container is not changing despite the changes occurring inside the bomb calorimeter

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