Problem: The combustion of exactly 1.000 g of benzoic acid in a bomb calorimeter releases 26.38 kJ of heat. If the combustion of 0.550 g of benzoic acid causes the temperature of the calorimeter to increase from 22.01 ∘C to 24.27 ∘C, calculate the heat capacity of the calorimeter.a) 0.660 kJ/°Cb) 6.42 kJ/°Cc) 14.5 kJ/°Cd) 21.2 kJ/°Ce) 32.7 kJ/°C

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0.550 g ×26.38 kJ1.00 g = 14.509 kJ


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The combustion of exactly 1.000 g of benzoic acid in a bomb calorimeter releases 26.38 kJ of heat. If the combustion of 0.550 g of benzoic acid causes the temperature of the calorimeter to increase from 22.01 ∘C to 24.27 ∘C, calculate the heat capacity of the calorimeter.


a) 0.660 kJ/°C

b) 6.42 kJ/°C

c) 14.5 kJ/°C

d) 21.2 kJ/°C

e) 32.7 kJ/°C

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