4B10.26 - Specific Heat App. - Calorimeter
Heat the specimens in boiling water for at least ten minutes then put them in the calorimeter and measure the change in temperature. Picture 1 is of a dry calorimeter. Just heat the metal specimens and insert into the hole in the calorimeter and observe the temperature rise after several minutes.
The same size samples of Al, Cu, Fe, Mg, Zn, and Pb are available.
Picture 2 is a calorimeter that a measured amount of water is added to which acts as the heat sink. The temperature rise of this measured amount of water is then observed for several minutes.
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