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Simple question about calorimetry.

  1. Mar 9, 2005 #1

    jzq

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    I am comparing two calorimeters. One has a heat capacity of 10.53 calories/degrees celsius and the second one has a heat capacity of 104.3 calories/degrees celsius. I just need to know which one is better and why.
     
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  3. Mar 9, 2005 #2
    The one with lower heat capacity is considered better because it will interfere less with your experiments. But as long as you know the heat capacity you can go back and make the proper calculation for the data that you're interested in.
     
  4. Mar 9, 2005 #3

    jzq

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    Thanks alot noobie!
     
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