Some ethane (C2H6) was burned in a bomb calorimeter. If 31.999g of oxygen was burned with the ethane and the temperature of the calorimeter rose by 30deg C, calculate the molar heat of combustion of C2H6. The mass of the calorimeter was 2.0kg and had a specific heat capacity of 0.39kJ/kg degC
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Since there is water in the bomb calorimeter, dont you have to do q=mct to the water??
why the solution only shows
q= (2kg) (0.39) (30) , which is only the bomb calorimeter itself but not water
We typically include water in the equation when we are finding the heat released or absorbed of reactions occurring in aqueos solution. In this, the reaction occurs in air. The bomb calorimeter simply creates an adiabatic environment so we can accurately measure the enthalpy associated with the reaction.
how do you it occurs in the air though?? is it because the question didnt mention about water?