Learning Objectives - SUSB-053

After finishing this exercise, you should be able to:

  • set up and use a simple styrofoam cup calorimeter
  • measure temperature changes resulting from chemical reactions
  • extrapolate temperature measurements to instants when they may be unstable or ill defined
  • determine the calorimeter constant of a simple calorimeter
  • deduce enthalpy of chemical reactions from calorimetric measurements
  • combine enthalpy measurements of reactions using Hess' Law


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