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A hydrocarbon sample was burned in a bomb calorimeter. The temperature of the calorimeter and the 1.00 kg of water rose from 20.45°C to 23.65°C. The heat capacity of the calorimeter, excluding the water, is 2.21 kJ/°C. determine the heat released by the combustion.

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    Add the values of
    M*C*(delta T) for the water and the calorimeter. That will give you the answer.

    C is the specific heat and delta T is the temperature change. M is the mass.

    For the calorimeter, they tell you what the product M*C (the heat capacity) is, so you don't need to know the mass.

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