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I don’t think we need to know the actual mechanics and details about the calorimeter. However, it’s important to know that the calorimeter essentially measures the change in temp of the solution/mixture inside the bomb calorimeter. The bomb calorimeter allows us to determine the q (heat transfer) of the solution/ mixture. From q value of the inside solution/mixture, we are able to compute the q of the calorimeter itself, which is just the negative value of the q value.
hazelyang2E wrote:I believe all you need to know about a bomb calorimeter is that it is used to measure the temperature of a combustion reaction and that it would be considered a closed system.
I think it might actually be an isolated system as you do not want the heat escaping in order to measure the heat of the reaction occurring in the calorimeter.
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