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Abstract Volume 13 Issue 5 (2008) pp 295-296

A Smallscale Glass Calorimeter

Teresa Climent

Laboratorio de Química General, Universitat de València. E-46100 Valencia, Spain, Teresa.climent@uv.es
Received November 12, 2007. Accepted July 17, 2008.

Published online: 21 September 2008

Abstract. A smallscale glass calorimeter has been designed and constructed to reduce around 90% of the volume of reagents required for thermochemical experiments performed in Dewar flasks and Styrofoam or polystyrene cups. The description and calibration of the calorimeter is shown and one example is given in order to illustrate the advantages of working with a transparent calorimeter.

Key Words: Laboratories and Demonstrations; general chemistry; calorimeter, calorimetry; thermochemistry; heat capacity; microscale; high school/introductory chemistry; first-year undergraduate/general

(*) Corresponding author. (E-mail: Teresa.climent@uv.es)

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Issue date: October 1, 2008

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