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Calorimeter

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:02 pm
by Emma Scholes 1L
What is the purpose of a calorimeter and how does it work?

Re: Calorimeter

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:06 pm
by Grace Kim 1J
A calorimeter is an instrument that is used to measure the amount of energy transferred as heat during a chemical reaction. We can use it to calculate the specific heat of a substance.

Re: Calorimeter

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:12 pm
by Erin Kim 2G
A calorimeter is a tool used to measure the amount of heat used in a chemical reaction or process. It is used by measuring the temperature difference of the reaction.

Re: Calorimeter

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:52 pm
by Kelsey Warren 1I
Basically a calorimeter is a reaction vessel, so it acts as a container for a reaction to take place. It allows you to make measurements about temperature changes, volume, etc. that you can use to calculate enthalpy changes/heat capacities, etc.

Re: Calorimeter

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:15 pm
by Max Hayama 4K
Because most calorimeters have insulating properties that allow for the heat of the reaction to not disperse outside of the container. This allows for more accurate results and less experimental error.