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ERIC Number: EJ824932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
A Simple Rate Law Experiment Using a Custom-Built Isothermal Heat Conduction Calorimeter
Wadso, Lars; Li, Xi.
Journal of Chemical Education, v85 n1 p112-116 Jan 2008
Most processes (whether physical, chemical, or biological) produce or consume heat: measuring thermal power (the heat production rate) is therefore a typical method of studying processes. Here we describe the design of a simple isothermal heat conduction calorimeter built for use in teaching; we also provide an example of its use in simultaneously determining the rate constant and the reaction enthalpy of the first-order base hydrolysis of propyl parabene. (Contains 5 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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