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Drop Calorimeter (Heat Capacity)


Drop Calorimeter (Heat Capacity)

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Simulation of a drop calorimeter for determining heat capacity (Cp) or enthalpy increment (heat content). Menu of seven metal samples in two sizes (three metals sealed in glass ampoules for heat of fusion studies) are heated in an oven which is settable in 10 ? increments between 100 and 1000 ?C. The calorimeter is a metal block operating near room temperature. The page contains operating instructions, background discussion, and suggested experiments at beginning and advanced levels. An... More
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Javascript
Date Added to MERLOT: September 29, 2002
Date Modified in MERLOT: December 25, 2007
Submitter: Gary Bertrand


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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Netscape 4.7+
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Language: English
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