Bomb calorimetry

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Bomb calorimetry

Postby Marni Kahn 1A » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:04 am

When do we use bomb calorimeters? When the gas is at constant pressure or volume and why?

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Re: Bomb calorimetry

Postby Micah3J » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:00 am

I think it is a constant volume because it was named the "bomb" calorimeter because it would explode when the pressure got too high.

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Re: Bomb calorimetry

Postby ALegala_2I » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:02 am

Bomb calorimeters are more sophisticated versions of regular calorimeters. The reaction takes place in a metal vessel with a constant volume. This metal vessel is in water and the temperature change is monitored.

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Re: Bomb calorimetry

Postby Trent Yamamoto 2J » Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:59 pm

Bomb calorimeters would be used when you want to keep the volume constant. This would result in a pressure build up.

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