Recall: The bomb calorimeter occurs in conditions of constant volume. In this type of calorimetry, the heat capacity of the calorimeter is dependent only on the change in temperature of water.
Under constant-volume conditions the heat of combustion of benzoic acid (C6H5COOH) is 26.38 kJ/g. A 2.760 -g sample of benzoic acid is burned in a bomb calorimeter. The temperature of the calorimeter increases from 21.50 oC to 29.95 oC.
Suppose that in changing samples, a portion of the water in the calorimeter were lost. In what way, if any, would this change the heat capacity of the calorimeter?
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