Physical chemistry A-LevelWatch
Why is the heat change calculated from a bomb calorimeter not an enthalpy change?
Any answers/ explanations would be much appreciated
1) you can not calculate heat change accurately - think about why
2) think about the units
As above. Also, enthalpy change is simply heat change measured at a constant pressure. Perhaps we can't measure enthalpy change using bomb calorimeter because the pressure does not usually stay constant during the experiment?