Problem: A researcher studying the nutritional value of a new candy places a 4.60-gram sample the candy inside a bomb calorimeter and combusts it in excess oxygen. The observed temperature increase is 2.81°C. If the heat capacity of the calorimeter is 38.20 kJ • K-1, how many nutritional Calories are there per gram of the candy?

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A researcher studying the nutritional value of a new candy places a 4.60-gram sample the candy inside a bomb calorimeter and combusts it in excess oxygen. The observed temperature increase is 2.81°C. If the heat capacity of the calorimeter is 38.20 kJ • K-1, how many nutritional Calories are there per gram of the candy?


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