what is water equivalent ?

Asked by  | 30th Dec, 2011, 11:17: PM

Expert Answer:

The amount of water that would absorb the same amount of heat as the calorimeter per degree temperature increase.
suppose you calorimeter absorbs an amount  of heat to increase its temp from 14C to 15C,that amount of heat will increase the temp of "water equivalent"amount of water by 1 C.

Answered by  | 2nd Jan, 2012, 11:40: AM

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