Combustion reaction → takes place in a bomb calorimeter
Complete reaction: C6H5OH(s) + O2 (g) → CO2 (g) + H2O (l)
To balance a chemical equation → number of atoms of each element must be the same for both sides of the equation
A 1.800-g sample of solid phenol (C6H5OH(s)) was burned in a bomb calorimeter, which has a total heat capacity of 11.66 kJ/oC. The temperature of the calorimeter plus its contents increased from 21.36oC to 26.37oC.
Write a balanced chemical equation for the reaction that takes place in the bomb calorimeter.
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