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Saachi_Kotia_4E
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calorimeter

Postby Saachi_Kotia_4E » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:21 pm

can someone explain how calorimeters and bomb calorimeters work? I dont really understand the explanation in the textbook. what do they do and what are we trying to calculate when doing problems?

405161024
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Re: calorimeter

Postby 405161024 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:26 pm

I think the whole point of the calorimeter is to have a reaction that doesn't lose energy or matter as it happens, so it basically isolates heat and doesn't release any gases produced in the reaction. I don't understand what the bomb calorimeter is exactly either though.

BenJohnson1H
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Re: calorimeter

Postby BenJohnson1H » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:34 pm

A calorimeter measures the heat capacity of a substance under either unchanging volume or unchanging pressure.


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