We are asked to find the heat capacity of the bomb calorimeter.
You may want to reference (Pages 265 - 266) Section 6.5 while completing this problem.
The combustion of toluene has a ΔErxn of -3.91x103 kJ/mol. When 1.55 g of toluene (C7H8) undergoes combustion in a bomb calorimeter, the temperature rises from 23.02˚C to 37.01˚C. Find the heat capacity of the bomb calorimeter.
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