- Question about enthalpy and fast reactions.
Main Question or Discussion Point
My book introduces Thermochemistry with the concept of heat and how a calorimeter works. After that, it explains the story behind Hess Law and says that one of the reasons it was created is because a calorimeter can't calculate fast chemical reactions, but it doesn't really say the problem with it. Why can't it calculate fast chemical reactions? Won't the water in the calorimeter heat up or cool down after some time?