Calorimeter and Bomb Calorimeter

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Michellekim1H
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Calorimeter and Bomb Calorimeter

Postby Michellekim1H » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:50 pm

I don't know what exactly calorimeters are and I don't know what the differences are either. Can someone please explain how we're also going to use them in problems as well?

Joseph Saba
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Re: Calorimeter and Bomb Calorimeter

Postby Joseph Saba » Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:33 pm

Calorimeters measure the temperature difference in a reaction. Bomb calorimeter means that the volume is constant. I would review what it means for a system to be isolated, closed, or open.

MinuChoi
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Re: Calorimeter and Bomb Calorimeter

Postby MinuChoi » Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:38 pm

Adding on, because calorimeter's measure temperature changes, they will typically be seen in problems regarding specific heat capacities.

KBELTRAMI_1E
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Re: Calorimeter and Bomb Calorimeter

Postby KBELTRAMI_1E » Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:30 pm

Michellekim1H wrote:I don't know what exactly calorimeters are and I don't know what the differences are either. Can someone please explain how we're also going to use them in problems as well?


There is a really good video on YouTube that may help you understand the concept:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSh29lUGj00

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Re: Calorimeter and Bomb Calorimeter

Postby stephaniekim2K » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:30 pm

A calorimeter measures the change in temperature, but a bomb calorimeter has constant volume.


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