Bomb calorimeter

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Gurmukhi Bevli 4G
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Bomb calorimeter

Postby Gurmukhi Bevli 4G » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:01 am

Can someone explain why its called a bomb calorimeter again?

Brooke Yasuda 2J
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Re: Bomb calorimeter

Postby Brooke Yasuda 2J » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:02 am

A bomb calorimeter is a calorimeter specifically for a reaction in which the volume remains constant. Because volume is constant, the pressure continues to build up and so this is a special calorimeter for a constant volume reaction.

Charisse Vu 1H
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Re: Bomb calorimeter

Postby Charisse Vu 1H » Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:27 am

A bomb calorimeter is a constant volume calorimeter. The reason why it is called a bomb calorimeter is because there is a large increase in pressure when a reaction occurs in the bomb vessel.

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