Problem: When 1.0 g of fructose, C6H12O6(s), a sugar commonly found in fruits, is burned in oxygen in a bomb calorimeter, the temperature of the calorimeter increases by 1.58°C. If the heat capacity of the calorimeter and its contents is 9.90 kJ°C, what is q for this combustion?

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Concept: Calorimetry. 

When it comes to calculating the amount of heat transferred in a calorimeter, use the equation 

q = c. ΔT

where q is the amount of heat transferred, c is the heat capacity, and ΔT represents the change in temperature. Note that mass is not included because this is a calorimeter. 

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When 1.0 g of fructose, C6H12O6(s), a sugar commonly found in fruits, is burned in oxygen in a bomb calorimeter, the temperature of the calorimeter increases by 1.58°C. If the heat capacity of the calorimeter and its contents is 9.90 kJ°C, what is q for this combustion?

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