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In an experiment, you heat up an iron rod on a bunsen burner and then transfer the rod to a calorimeter filled with water. Throughout the course of the experiment, all types of measurements are made and the object is to calculate the heat lost, gained, and change. Can another liquid be used in the calorimeter instead of water? Why or why not?


In an experiment, you heat up an iron rod on a bunsen burner and then transfer the rod to a calorimeter filled with water. Throughout the course of the experiment, all types of measurements are made and the object is to calculate the heat lost, gained, and change. Can another liquid be used in the calorimeter instead of water? Why or why not?


Grade:upto college level

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Abhishek Kumar
askIITians Faculty 255 Points
7 years ago
For other liquids, Heat capacity varies significantly for different temperatures. So, water is used for which variation is very small.

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