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Calorimeter and Specific Heat 1113 Physics Lab #10 Jaime McGurk, Javier Gomez, Johan Guzman November 16, 2017

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Abstract Heat is a quantity measured by the addition or removal of heat energy within a system and is observed by the increase or decrease in temperature of the system. Heat is typically represented by Q and is found the equation; Q = mc ∆T . In this equation, heat (Q) is measured in calories. A calorie is defined as a unit of measurement where the amount of eat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water at 1 atmosphere pressure within a system. 1 calorie is equivalent to 4.184 Joules. In the lab, a calorimeter system was set up to find the specific heat of two different systems. Students were required to correctly set up and calibrate a calorimeter system and calculate the specific heat of Charger Gold coffee and Columbian Supreme coffee. After conducting the calorimeter test for both coffees and completing the calculations, it was found that the Charger Gold had a higher specific heat of 1.021 calories than the Columbian Supreme which had a specific heat of 0.694 calories. The calculations with the results can be found below in the Data/Tables section. Introduction In this lab, students were required to correctly setup a calorimeter system, calibrate it, and obtain the specific heat of Charger Gold coffee and Columbian Supreme Coffee and figure out which one had a higher specific heat. Four cups were obtained with two lids. Two cups each were stacked together. The two separate stacks, each with a lid, were weighed on a balance and
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