We’re asked to explain why a stirrer is used in calorimeters.
Recall that a calorimeter is used for calorimetry, the process of measuring the heat of chemical reactions or physical changes.
A bomb calorimeter measures the amount of heat in terms of calories (Cal) or Joules (J) within a substance through combustion.
Each component of a bomb calorimeter is labeled in the given diagram.
The function of each component are enumerated below:
Why is a stirrer used in calorimeters?
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