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Katherine Wu 1H
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Postby Katherine Wu 1H » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:38 am

Is the specific heat capacity used primarily for calorimeter calculations?

Althea Zhao 1B
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Re: q=CΔT

Postby Althea Zhao 1B » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:39 am

Not just - it's used primarily to calculate enthalpy when a system's heat changes.

Sanjana K - 2F
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Re: q=CΔT

Postby Sanjana K - 2F » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:44 am

Yes, I believe you would use this equation for calorimetry problems. Can someone explain to me why you don't use mass?

Amy Kumar 1I
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Re: q=CΔT

Postby Amy Kumar 1I » Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:50 am

The heat capacity for the calorimeter takes the mass and everything else into account already.

Ruby Richter 2L
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Re: q=CΔT

Postby Ruby Richter 2L » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:11 pm

So you only use this equation and ignore mass or moles for a calorimeter problem?

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Re: q=CΔT

Postby JesseAuLec1Dis1G » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:20 pm

Yes you wouldn't need to include mass of moles if they're asking for the heat energy of the calorimeter or the heat capacity of the calorimeter.

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