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Calorimeter questions?

  1. Jul 21, 2010 #1
    Calorimeter questions???

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    I need help with answering some questions

    A. Why do the temp of HCl and NaOH have to be essentially equal before mixing them?

    B. Why is it necessary to measure the volumes of the liquids as accurately as possible?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Jul 21, 2010 #2


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    Re: Calorimeter questions???

    I don't think I follow what your experiment is exactly. But let me guess. In part of the experiment, you are required to calculate a change in temperature. I'm guessing you'll measure a final temperature and compare that to the initial temperature to get ΔT. In other words, a final temperature relative to an initial... initial what?? An initial pair of temperatures !?! Wait, what's wrong with that.... :wink: :smile:
    What/Why do you think?
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