Calorimeter

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WYacob_2C
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Calorimeter

Postby WYacob_2C » Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:23 am

What is the difference between a calorimeter and a bomb calorimeter? Thank you in advance.

HuyHa_2H
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Re: Calorimeter

Postby HuyHa_2H » Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:18 am

A calorimeter is just a "thermally insulated container" to measure changes of heat while a bomb calorimeter is the same thing but can withstand more pressure.

Juliana Chopelas 1A
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Re: Calorimeter

Postby Juliana Chopelas 1A » Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:16 am

a calorimeter is a normal insulated container while a bomb calorimeter consists of a sealed metal container that is in another sealed container immersed in water to measure the heat combustion of a reaction

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Re: Calorimeter

Postby Rebekah Alfred 1J » Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:03 pm

This is what a bomb calorimeter looks like:
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This is what a calorimeter looks like:
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CMaduno_1L
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Re: Calorimeter

Postby CMaduno_1L » Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:59 pm

Although both are structured differently, it is important to remember that they serve the same function-- to measure specific heat capacity (often referred to as specific heat).

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Re: Calorimeter

Postby stephaniekim2K » Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:02 am

A bomb calorimeter is more resistant to pressure.

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Re: Calorimeter

Postby Jasmine 2C » Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:58 am

Bomb calorimeter is just a specific type of calorimeter. It works best when trying to keep volume and moles of the gas constant bc it's perfectly sealed and isolated.

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Re: Calorimeter

Postby Omar Selim 1D » Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:42 pm

A bomb calorimeter is a more robust and accurate calorimeter. It can withstand more pressure, so it is typically more often used

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Re: Calorimeter

Postby Jesse Anderson-Ramirez 3I » Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:48 pm

A bomb calorimeter is able to withstand more pressure and is more precise.


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