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Lara N.

asked • 07/14/16

Bomb Calorimetry


A 2.44 g sample of stearic acid (C18H32O2), a common constituent of fats, is burned in a bomb calorimeter. The temperature of the calorimeter increases by 48.0oC (Celsius). Given that the energy of combustion (?E) for stearic is -40.5 kJ/g, calculate the heat capacity of the bomb calorimeter. Make sure you enter kJ/C for your unit behind the number.

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