February 26, 2017

Homework Help: Chemistry

Posted by Brown on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at 1:05am.

What is a method for determining the specific heat for a metal like sodium which reacts with water?

You could heat it and let it come to an equilibrium temperature inside a calorimeter.

or you could put it in a liquid such as kerosene and observe the heat, temperature changes. We use water on the calorimeter because it is convenient, and cheap. Other liquids can be used.

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