Calorimetry Cup

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Ann Pham
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Calorimetry Cup

Postby Ann Pham » Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:43 pm

When setting up a calorimetry cup, why does it need to be insulated?

Carmille Vega 1C
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Re: Calorimetry Cup

Postby Carmille Vega 1C » Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:50 pm

The purpose of a calorimeter is to measure heat. If the cup is not insulated, then heat can escape, making it's measurements inaccurate.

Leslie Romo 1C
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Re: Calorimetry Cup

Postby Leslie Romo 1C » Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:10 pm

I agree with the person above!


Calorimeters are usually used to measure changes that take place in solution. It needs to insulated because the calorimeter can keep in the heat of the liquid in for an accurate measurement of the change in temperature!

Dino Renna 1D
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Re: Calorimetry Cup

Postby Dino Renna 1D » Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:31 pm

I agree with what both of the previous users posted. Also I wanted to just quickly add the more broad statement that it needs to be insulated so that no heat can influence the measurements whether by adding heat from outside source or losing heat to an outside source, either way changing the accuracy of the experiment.


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