Types of Systems

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Types of Systems

Postby rachelle1K » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:27 pm

In homework problem 4A part c, the answer key states that a bomb calorimeter in which benzene is burned is an isolated system. Can someone explain this to me?

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Re: Types of Systems

Postby Elizabeth Harty 1A » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:34 pm

Bomb calorimeters are constructed so that there is a constant volume so no gases escape during the reaction. This makes it a closed system.

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Re: Types of Systems

Postby Alice Ma 2K » Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:49 pm

Bomb calorimeters are isolated from the environment, creating a constant volume where nothing can go in or out of the system, which makes it an isolated system.

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Re: Types of Systems

Postby Brooke Yasuda 2J » Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:58 am

Since the volume is constant, the pressure continues to build up as the reaction continues. Therefore, the special calorimeter for this type of reaction is a bomb calorimeter.

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