Calorimeter

aphung1E
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Calorimeter

I don't understand what a calorimeter is. Can someone explain what it is used for and when it should be applied?

Myka G 1l
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Re: Calorimeter

A calorimeter is a device used to measure the amount of heat involved in a chemical reaction. It can determine heat content, latent heat, specific heat, and other thermal properties of substances.

Jasmine Kim 1L
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Re: Calorimeter

A calorimeter is just the tool used to measure specific heat. I doubt we'll really need to know the parts and how it works, but the important part to remember is which variable is constant: pressure or volume. I think this is because the equation or the units we have to use change depending on which is constant. I'm not very sure myself, so if someone else could explain more, that would be appreciated.

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Re: Calorimeter

A calorimeter is an instrument used to calculate the change in Temperature caused by a reaction and using this change to calculate the enthalpy of reaction.

Jack Riley 4f
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Re: Calorimeter

A calorimeter is used to measure heat of a rxn

Lauren Tanaka 1A
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Re: Calorimeter

A calorimeter is a device that is used to measure the specific heat of a reaction.

sarahsalama2E
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Re: Calorimeter

Additionally, there are differences in the types of calorimeters that are used. There are constant pressure calorimeters and constant volume calorimeters (also known as a bomb calorimeter). Constant pressure calorimetry does not have fixed volume while a bomb calorimeter does.

Micah3J
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Re: Calorimeter

Will we be given whether the calorimeter is of constant pressure or of constant volume in the problem? Or how would we be able to tell?