posted by .

If I'm going to transfer a piece of metal (a reasonable size) from a beaker of boiling water into a calorimeter, what should I use? Tweezers are too small...I can only think of a beaker clamp, but they are, after all, for beakers.

  • Chemistry -

    Crucible tongs or a test tube clamp depending upon the size of the metal piece.

  • Chemistry -

    Thank you!

  • Chemistry -

    Crucible tongs are made of metal; therefore, I would leave them in the boiling water long enough for them to reach a temperature at least close to that of boiling water. That way, the metal at boiling water T won't lose heat to the cooler tongs during the transfer.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. Chemistry

    Why is a beaker more acurrate to use when measuring the evaporation over a period of time of a liquid instead of an Erlenmayer flask?
  2. Chemistry

    Two beakers are placed in a sealed container surrounded with air. In one beaker is pure H2O (Beaker A) and the other beaker is a 10% Sugar solution (Beaker B). As the system approaches equilibrium what change occurs to the volume of …
  3. chemistry

    You have four beakers labeled A, B, C, and D. In beaker A, you place 100 grams of silver nitrate and enough water to make 50 mL of solution. In beaker D, you place 100 grams of KCl and enough water to make 100 mL of solution. You also …
  4. chem

    Two metals of equal mass, A and B, both at a temperature of 25 degrees celsius, are placed in separate but identical beakers of cold water. Metal A has a larger specific heat than metal B. Metal A is in Beaker 1, and metal B is in …
  5. physics

    3 beakers are being heated (small, medium and large). consider the first two. both beakers are filled with water and heated for 10 minutes. after about 3 minutes the water in the small beaker the water in the small beaker is boiling; …
  6. chemistry

    valerie placed 1.0g of salt into one beaker, 1.0g of soil into a second beaker, and 2.0g of sugar in a third beaker. She then added 200mL of water to each beaker and stirred the contents for 3 mintues. How many compounds and how many …
  7. Chemistry

    a coffee cup calorimeter normally consists of two nested styrofoam cups with a lid. a coffee cup calorimeter of this type contains 125.0 g of water at 20.00 degrees C. A 120.0 g sample of copper metal is heated to 98.0 degrees C by …
  8. chemistry

    Let's say for example I have 5g of copper in a beaker. Mass would be 5g + mass of beaker. If I add any given amount of water to the beaker containing the copper, that will change the mass of the beaker containing the copper. Am I correct …
  9. science

    The two insulated beakers contain equal amounts of identical liquids. The temperature of Beaker A is 85°C. The temperature of Beaker B is 40°C. A metal rod connects the beakers. Five minutes later, the temperature of Beaker A is …
  10. math

    Beaker A,B and C contain water with a total volume of 1 litre.Beaker B has 125 millilitres less water than beaker A. Beaker B has twice as much water than Beaker C.Find the volume of water in beaker B.

More Similar Questions