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Bomb calorimeter

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:53 pm
by CameronJohari1J
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.

Re: Bomb calorimeter

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:21 pm
by Vincent Kim 2I
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

Re: Bomb calorimeter

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:06 pm
by Michael Downs 1L
The size of the container is not changing despite the changes occurring inside the bomb calorimeter