Steps to solve calorimeter problem

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WGaines_2E
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Steps to solve calorimeter problem

Postby WGaines_2E » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:47 pm

In general, what is an outline of steps for solving a basic calorimetry problem?

Katherine Wu 1H
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Re: Steps to solve calorimeter problem

Postby Katherine Wu 1H » Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:43 pm

you use this equation in order to solve for calorimeter problems because you want the energy of the system, not surroundings
q=CΔT
q=heat energy
C=heat constant
ΔT=change in temperature

Ayushi2011
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Re: Steps to solve calorimeter problem

Postby Ayushi2011 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:54 pm

Use q=mcdeltaT for these problems. Take into account phase changes as well.

CalvinTNguyen2D
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Re: Steps to solve calorimeter problem

Postby CalvinTNguyen2D » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:26 pm

q=mcdeltaT should be used to solve these problems. Remember to take into account phase shifts as well, as they take up a significant portion of the heat energy needed to heat up a substance.


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