Problem: The heat capacity of a bomb calorimeter was determined by burning 6.79 g methane (energy of combustion = -802 kJ/mol CH4) in the bomb. The temperature changed by 10.8°C. a. What is the heat capacity of the bomb?

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Step 2: Determine Ccal


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The heat capacity of a bomb calorimeter was determined by burning 6.79 g methane (energy of combustion = -802 kJ/mol CH4) in the bomb. The temperature changed by 10.8°C. 

a. What is the heat capacity of the bomb?

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