What are the necessary features of a calorimeter?
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Also question is, what makes a good calorimeter?
A coffee cup calorimeter is a constant pressure calorimeter. As such, the heat that is measured in such a device is equivalent to the change in enthalpy. A styrofoam cup makes for a good adiabatic wall and helps keep all the heat released or absorbed by the reaction inside the cup so we can measure it.
Also, what does a calorimeter directly measure? A calorimeter directly measures temperature change and this information, along with the substance's mass and specific heat, is used to calculate the amount of heat.
Correspondingly, what is the most important part of a calorimeter?
A simple calorimeter just consists of a thermometer attached to a metal container full of water suspended above a combustion chamber. According to this, the most important part would be the heat fusion of water, basically because this value will remain the same regardless the food you are using of the metal.
What are the types of calorimeter?
Types of Calorimeter
- Adiabatic Calorimeters.
- Reaction Calorimeters.
- Bomb Calorimeters (Constant Volume Calorimeters)
- Constant Pressure Calorimeters.
- Differential Scanning Calorimeters.