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Postby 605110118 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:31 pm

What is a calorimeter and how does it relate to heat capacities?

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Re: Calorimeter

Postby SnehinRajkumar1L » Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:40 pm

A calorimeter is an apparatus that measures heat involved in a chemical reaction. To calculate the heat of reactions, you can use heat capacity and the relationships between heat absorbed and lost.

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Re: Calorimeter

Postby Daniel Chen 2L » Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:20 pm

Usually, the heat capacity of a Calorimeter is already known, so that way scientists can use them to find the heat capacities or other factors of the materials placed in them.

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Re: Calorimeter

Postby Tahlia Mullins » Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:37 pm

A calorimeter is also a perfect example of an isolated system, and the heat capacity of the calorimeter must be taken into account along with the heat capacity of the solution inside of the calorimeter.

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Re: Calorimeter

Postby CMaduno_1L » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:24 am

In regards to calorimeters, it is also important to remember that -q = qcal. In other words, heat that is lost from the system is gained by the calorimeter. Hope this helps.

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Re: Calorimeter

Postby stephaniekim2K » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:46 pm

A calorimeter measure the heat change when a reaction occurs. A bomb calorimeter, though, has constant volume.

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