Data: Volume of water in calorimeter Initial Temp. To prevent heat loss to the surroundings because it is a heatinsulator. Neutralization reactions give off energy, which is known as the heat of neutralization and that is the type of energy we interested in studying it.
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Be sure to clean out your calorimeter. Measure out Measure close to References: 1. You should see the temperature go up sharply and then, after a short time, it will start to cool back down losing heat to surroundings.
Neither of these assumptions should be made, as slight discrepancies can cause larger discrepancies in calculations later in the experiment. The procedure calls for the washing of the thermometer between measuring the temperature of NaOH and HCl because the drops of NaOH on the thermometer would react with an equivalent of HCl, causing a discrepancy, however small, in moles of reactant solutions, and in initial temperature.
Observe the rising of temperature and record the value of final temperature at its maximum T2 which will be 55C.