Calibrating the Calorimeter

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Lauryn Shinno 2H
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Calibrating the Calorimeter

Postby Lauryn Shinno 2H » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:30 pm

What does it mean when it says that the calorimeter is calibrated (for example 8.23 and 8.25 in 6th edition)?

Lauren Ho 2E
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Re: Calibrating the Calorimeter

Postby Lauren Ho 2E » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:33 pm


"Calibration of the calorimeter is the determination of how many joules of energy are required to raise the temperature of the contents by one degree Celsius. This is known as the calibration factor of the calorimeter. Since every calorimeter has unique differences, such as, thickness of insulating material and construction material which absorbs different amounts of heat, then the calorimeter will also have a unique calibration factor."

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