It uses the mass and specific heat of water along with a thermometer to measure the gain or loss of energy when a substance is added.
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A 1.20-g sample of propane (C3H8) is burned in a bomb calorimeter. The temperature of the calorimeter rises from 20.0°C to 30.0°C. The calorimeter has a mass of 2.000 kg and a specific heat of 2.95 J/(g • °C). If the molar mass of propane is 44.0 g/mol, what is the molar heat of combustion of propane?
When complete combustion of a 0.260-mol sample of a compound occurs in a bomb calorimeter, the temperature of the calorimeter increases from 20.0°C to 52.0°C. The mass of the calorimeter is 1.50 kg, and its specific heat is 3.410 J/(gi°C). What amount of heat would be produced by burning 1 mol of the compound?
A sample of octane (C8H18) that has a mass of 0.750 g is burned in a bomb calorimeter. As a result, the temperature of the calorimeter increases from 21.0°C to 41.0°C. The specific heat of the calorimeter is 1.50 J/(g • °C), and its mass is 1.00 kg. How much heat is released during the combustion of this sample?
A sample of an unknown substance has a mass of 0.465 kg. If 3,000.0 J of heat is required to heat the substance from 50.0°C to 100.0°C, what is the specific heat of the substance?
A copper rod that has a mass of 200.0 g has an initial temperature of 20.0°C and is heated to 40.0°C. If 1,540 J of heat are needed to heat the rod, what is the specific heat of copper?
the quantity of heat that is required to raise 1 g of the sample by 1°C (Kelvin) at a constant pressure
Complete combustion of a 0.600-g sample of a compound in a bomb calorimeter releases 24.0 kJ of heat. The bomb calorimeter has a mass of 1.30 kg and a specific heat of 3.41 J/(gi°C). If the initial temperature of the calorimeter is 25.5°C, what is its final temperature?
The molar heat of fusion for water is 6.01 kJ/mol. How much energy must be added to a 75.0-g block of ice at 0°C to change it to 75.0 g of liquid water at 0°C?