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Types of calorimetry

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:07 pm
by Valeria Viera 1B
What is the difference between constant P calorimetry and constant V calorimetry? How do they work? When would we use them?

Re: Types of calorimetry

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:10 pm
by Rebecca Altshuler 1D
Constant P calorimetry refers to keeping a constant pressure while constant V calorimetry refers to keeping a constant volume. For example, a container with gas inside with a movable piston vs. with a fixed piston would be one example of the different types of calorimetry.