Thermochemistry

Dissolving Ionic Salts in Water Demonstration

Several ionic salts (calcium chloride, ammonium nitrate, potassium chloride, magnesiium sulfate, lithium chloride, anhydrous sodium acetae, anhydrous sodium carbonate) are dissolved in water in a calorimeter. A thermomters measures the intitial temperature of the water and the final temperature of the resultant solution. Dissolving ionic salts in water can be used to illustrate formation of Solutions, Enthalpy, Lattice Energy, etc.

Calorimetry Computer Simulation NEW html5 version

Calorimetry Computer Simulation is used to determine the heat exchanged in a variety of physical and chemical processes. NEW html5 version
Calorimeter Acid-Base Thermochemistry

Cheeto Calorimetry

Place a burning Cheeto underneath a beaker of water. The burning Cheeto heats the water. The initial and final temperature of the water is measured and recorded. Temperature rise is monitored. The change in temperature is calculated. The heat gained by the water is calculated, q gained by water = mass of the water x specific heat of the water x ΔT. The heat given off by the Cheeto is calculated q loss + g gain = 0 q loss by Cheeto + q gain water = 0

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