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Experiment B2
Calorimetry

Calorimeter

Calorimeter.

This experiment determines an enthalpy change that cannot be directly measured. The heat of formation of magnesium oxide is calculated by measuring the heat of reaction of HCl with magnesium and magnesium oxide using a mini calorimeter.

Equipment List Chemical List
alcohol thermometer
stirring wire
calorimeter
beaker
insulating material
watch *
dilute HCl (1 M)
magnesium powder
MgO powder

* Not included in the kit; must be provided by the student at home.

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