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The isothermal heat conduction calorimeter: a versatile instrument for studying processes in physics, chemistry and biology

Wadsö, Lars LU ; Smith, A; Shirazi, H M; Mulligan, S R and Hofelich, T (2001) In Journal of Chemical Education 78(8). p.1080-1086
Abstract
An approach to teaching calorimetry is offered through practical, versatile undergraduate experiments using an isothermal heat conduction calorimeter, which measures a variety of heat changes--enthalpies of phase changes, hydration, dissolution, adsorption and desorption, and reaction--as well as the metabolic rate of living organisms. Isothermal heat-conduction calorimetry is contrasted with adiabatic calorimetry. The general design and calibration of an instrument is discussed and five student experiments are described: heat capacity of solids, enthalpy of acid-base reaction, enthalpy of vaporization, hydration of cement, and metabolic rates of insects.
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  abstract     = {An approach to teaching calorimetry is offered through practical, versatile undergraduate experiments using an isothermal heat conduction calorimeter, which measures a variety of heat changes--enthalpies of phase changes, hydration, dissolution, adsorption and desorption, and reaction--as well as the metabolic rate of living organisms. Isothermal heat-conduction calorimetry is contrasted with adiabatic calorimetry. The general design and calibration of an instrument is discussed and five student experiments are described: heat capacity of solids, enthalpy of acid-base reaction, enthalpy of vaporization, hydration of cement, and metabolic rates of insects.},
  author       = {Wadsö, Lars and Smith, A and Shirazi, H M and Mulligan, S R and Hofelich, T},
  issn         = {0021-9584},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {8},
  pages        = {1080--1086},
  publisher    = {The American Chemical Society},
  series       = {Journal of Chemical Education},
  title        = {The isothermal heat conduction calorimeter: a versatile instrument for studying processes in physics, chemistry and biology},
  volume       = {78},
  year         = {2001},
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