q cal versus q reaction

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q cal versus q reaction

Postby Vana Mirzakhani 3I » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:54 pm

What are the differences and similarities between heat (q) in a reaction and heat (q) in a calorimeter? Thank you.

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Re: q cal versus q reaction

Postby 004932366 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:05 pm

When a reaction takes place within a calorimeter, a device in which heat transfers is monitored by recording the change in temperature produced by a process taking place within it, any heat lost from the reaction is absorbed by the calorimeter. Thus -q = q(cal).

(I hope this helps).

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