Bomb Calorimeter: Definition, Equation & Example Video


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A bomb calorimeter measures the heat given off or taken in by a reaction. A calorie is the amount of energy required to:

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1. A reaction with a negative qrxn gives off heat and is a(n) _____.

2. The net heat exchanged in a bomb calorimeter is equal to _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its attached worksheet help you check what you remember about bomb calorimeters. You will be asked about their purpose and the information they provide.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet combo, you'll assess your understanding of:

  • The type of reaction that has a negative sign in the qrxn value
  • What amount of heat is exchanged in a bomb calorimeter
  • The energy contained in a calorie

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve bomb calorimeter practice problems
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as 'calorie'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what it means when the qrxn value of a substance is positive or negative

Additional Learning

You can learn more about this scientific tool by viewing the lesson titled Bomb Calorimeter: Definition, Equation & Example. It explores:

  • The design of a bomb calorimeter
  • What equation is used to calculate the caloric value of a substance
  • The reason we include the heat capacity of a calorimeter in all calculations