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    main sources of error in calorimetry

    Can someone please tell me what the main significant sources of error that would come from in a calorimetry experiment?

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    heat loss to environment
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    Originally posted by jm1234567890
    heat loss to environment
    yep, from around the bunsen and above the holding container thing.

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    also lack of stiring
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    Originally posted by jm1234567890
    also lack of stiring
    do u mean-lack of even heating?
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    The obvious one is heat losses to the air and to the beaker (essentially one point), but the one people tend to forget is that in practical conditions, soot and carbon monoxide form, denoting insufficient oxygen supply...

    However, the exact value will tend to be different for the reason that theoretical values are derived from ideal conditions (sufficient oxygen supply)

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    Originally posted by jayz
    do u mean-lack of even heating?

    same thing
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