Calorimeter Properties

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Calorimeter Properties

Postby kshalbi » Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:43 am

In lecture, three properties of coffee cup calorimeters were mentioned. I wrote down insulation, but I didn't get the other two? Did someone else write them down?Thanks.

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Re: Calorimeter Properties

Postby Amber Ligason-Tiquia1G » Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:17 am

I believe it was 1) measure the temperature and 2) be a uniform temperature (why the stirrer is used). Hope this helps:)

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Re: Calorimeter Properties

Postby Marla Dimetrios 3J » Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:43 am

if you want to get a more profound understanding of calorimetry, I suggest watch the video attached. It goes step by step explaining how to set up a constant pressure calorimeter (aka Coffee cup calorimeter) and how to use data collected to calculate the enthalpy change for the reaction. Hope you find helpful. I also attached below a picture of the set up for you to use as a reference.
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You can use a cover instead of an insulated stopper if you can't access one

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