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why would a polystyrene cup be used in an exothermic reaction between HCl and NaOH instead of a beaker?

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  1. The cup is a somewhat better insulator than a beaker; i.e., less heat will flow from the polystyrene cup to the surroundings.

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  2. thanks! :D

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