Calorimeter Calculations

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Calorimeter Calculations

Postby Kennedi2J » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:56 pm

What is the difference between q=mCAT and q=CAT?

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Re: Calorimeter Calculations

Postby Sahil Jog 1F » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:57 pm

There is no difference between these equations. q=CAT happens when m=1 g.

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Re: Calorimeter Calculations

Postby KarineKim2L » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:58 pm

I believe the two forms of that equation are q=mCAT and q=nCAT? M is for mass and n is for moles, so when given moles, you would use n along with Cn and when given mass, you would use mass along with Cm.

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Re: Calorimeter Calculations

Postby Juliana Chopelas 1A » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:04 pm

q=mCAT is for when you are given mass and q=nCAT is when you are given moles. Both are the same equation and determine the heat energy of a substance on a heating curve.

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