Problem: 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.You may want to reference (Pages 178 - 183)Section 5.5 while completing this problem.What is the heat of combustion per gram of phenol?

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We are asked to calculate the heat of combustion per gram of phenol.


Calculate heat:

Q = CcalTQ = (11.66 kJ°C)(26.37°C -21.36°C )Q = (11.66 kJ°C )(5.01°C )

Q = 58.42 kJ


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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.

You may want to reference (Pages 178 - 183)Section 5.5 while completing this problem.

What is the heat of combustion per gram of phenol?

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