Problem: Which part of the coffee cup calorimeter system could have more heat leaks?A. Where the stirrer join the coffee cupB. Where the thermometer join the liquidC. The bottom of the cupD. Between the cardboard lid and coffee cup

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We are asked to determine the part of the coffee cup calorimeter system that could have more heat leaks.

Recall that a coffee cup calorimeter is a constant pressure calorimetry. The set-up of a coffee cup calorimetry is shown below.


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Which part of the coffee cup calorimeter system could have more heat leaks?

A. Where the stirrer join the coffee cup

B. Where the thermometer join the liquid

C. The bottom of the cup

D. Between the cardboard lid and coffee cup

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