Problem: Calculate the heat capacity of a calorimeter if the combustion of 5.000 g of benzoic acid led to a temperature increase of 16.573°C. The heat of combustion of benzoic acid is -26.38 kJ/g.

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Calculate the heat capacity of a calorimeter if the combustion of 5.000 g of benzoic acid led to a temperature increase of 16.573°C. The heat of combustion of benzoic acid is -26.38 kJ/g.

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